The Turkish-backed armed opposition groups have imposed on a local civilian woman in the region of Afrin, northern Syria, a large amount of money for her release.
In this context, a local source from inside Afrin region confirmed to North-Press that the Turkish-backed armed groups have released the citizen "Amal Muhammad Mustafa" 47 years old, from the village of Maarsa al-Khatib, in Sharran district of Afrin region, after paying a sum of 1,7 million Syrian pounds and 150 U.S. dollars, bringing the total amount of money to about (1,750 dollars).
Amal Mustafa was kidnapped on the 13th of this month, and was later released after paying the money as a financial ransom, as she is still under trial for a "fabricated" charge.
It is worth noting that this is the second detaining of Amal, as local sources indicated to North-Press that she was previously kidnapped last year, without knowing the reasons for the kidnapping at that time, while forcing her family this time to pay a sum of money in order to be released.
Since the beginning of the current month, the Turkish-backed armed groups in the Syrian-Kurdish region of Afrin have intensified detention and kidnapping campaigns in several areas in the region. In the district of Jinderis, the so-called "military police" detained the citizen Abd al-Razzaq Abd al-Rahman Muhammad, 48 years old, in the village of Kafr-Dleh Tahtani, who was previously detained a year ago, and later paid a sum of 8 thousand dollars for his release.