SDF arrested a dignitary of Bani Saeed tribe in Manbej city in Aleppo suburbs on March 10

A dignitary with the Bani Saeed tribe in Aleppo governorate, named as Ibrahim al Met’eb al Shlash, who is originally from al Sheikh Yahya village, which is administratively part of Manbej city in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, was arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces in the city on March 10, 2021 and taken to an undisclosed location.

SNHR notes that no member of Ibrahim’s family was informed of his arrest, with his phone being confiscated, preventing him from contacting his family. SNHR fears that he 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.