Western-Backed Fighters Refuse to Release FSA Rebels Captured in Raqqa

Kurdish-led SDF arrested the rebels a year ago on claims the fighters were linked to Turkey, Zaman al-Wasl writes

Despite a two-month-long hunger strike, Syrian rebels being held by a U.S.-backed militia in Raqqa for the past year are no closer to securing a date for their release.

Activist Abdulaziz al-Mutlaq told Zaman al-Wasl that the six Free Syrian Army fighters were arrested by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces on claims the rebels had links with Turkey.

Meanwhile, the fate of dozens of prisoners arbitrarily arrested by the Islamic State (ISIS) group and the SDF in Raqqa remains unknown despite the liberation of the city on Oct. 21.

Local monitoring group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently has launched a campaign seeking to uncover the fate of civilians and activists detained by ISIS after the liberation of the group’s once de facto capital.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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