Turkish forces arrest 22 individuals in Syria’s Tel Abyad

RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – A military faction affiliated with Turkey arrested early on Saturday 22 individuals during a raid in the countryside of Tel Abyad, northern Syria.

The raid was conducted in coordination with Turkish forces in the village of Hamam al-Turkman in the south of Tel Abyad.

The arrests took place after unidentified gunmen attacked a joint military post for Turkish forces and the Military Police faction affiliated with Turkey, killing one militant and injuring two others.

A source in the Military Police told North Press that the main and subsidiary entrances to the village were closed. He added that they raided houses of civilians and arrested 22 individuals, including a 30-old-year woman by the name Hasna al-Okla as well as two 16-year-old minors, under charges of attacking the post.    

The source added that the detainees were transferred to an anti-terrorism prison in Tel Abyad, where they are expected to be transferred to a prison in Turkish territories to complete the investigation.

By Hani Salem