SDF arrested brothers in al Sousa town in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on March 6

Three brothers, named as Ayman, Akram and Bashar al Hamad al Salbi, from al Aliyat neighborhood in al Sousa town in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, were arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces on March 6, 2021, during a raid on their home in the neighborhood and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that none of the detained brothers’ other family members were informed of their arrest, with their phones being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their family.  SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’ like approximately 85 percent of the individuals detained in Syria.
SNHR notes that about 3,784 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the SDF’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to their wellbeing given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.