Russians held captive in Kurdish camp for ISIS supporters ask Russia for help

The Russian women, who were in a Kurdish camp for ISIS fighters, asked the Russian authorities for help, reports RTVi TV channel. The women appealed to the member of the Human Rights Council under the Head of Chechnya, Kheda Saratova. According to the human rights activist, there are about 50 Russian citizens in the Ain Issa camp.

After the start of the Turkish operation in Northern Syria, Kurdish military units said they wouldn’t be able to guard the camps.

The prisoners themselves say that there are about 200 people from Dagestan and the Caucasus in the camp. “Only they remained, and all others fled,” said one of the women.

Another women said that the Kurds opened the gates of the camp and let everyone go. Some prisoners left, but the Russians couldn’t explain where they went, because “there are no roads” in the area near the camp. “Half of the people left, among them were Syrians and Iraqis. We agreed with the girls not to go anywhere and to stay here. We heard that the Turks are coming here,” said one of the prisoners.

Saratova appealed for help to the Director of the Russian Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova, and the Russian Foreign Ministry.

(C)UAWIRE 2019

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