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Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:1
US-Backed SDF Abduct Civilians in Raqqa for Body Organ Trade
TEHRAN (FNA)- The citizens of Raqqa are being kidnapped by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to be used in body organ trade, the Arabic-language media outlets said.

The Arabic-language Neda News Website affiliated to the militants reported that the Kurdish militias have kidnapped civilians in Raqqa City and steal their body party after transferring them to their clandestine hospitals in several regions in Raqqa and the City of al-Tabaqa, where Turkish physicians conduct surgeries.

It quoted several Raqqa citizens as saying that civilians have found a mass grave in al-Ramileh region near a media center which contains dead bodies of a number of civilians, including children, whose body organs have been stolen.

The report said corpses of civilians have also been found in the town of al-Amerieh in Western Raqqa and al-Akirshi South-East of the town, adding that early examinations have shown that body organs of these corpses have also been taken away.

It said that Raqqa citizens have recently confronted some groups affiliated to the Kurdish militias while they were trying to abduct a number of children.

The SDF are cooperating with Israeli physicians in setting up hospitals for body organ trade in Eastern Syria, the Arabic-language media outlets reported in July.

In a relevant development in mid-July, the Arabic-language al-A’alam TV channel quoted informed sources in Hasaka as saying that the SDF had set up clandestine field hospitals for stealing and trading body organs of people in the cities of Hasaka and Qamsehli in Northeastern Hasaka province,

The sources said that the SDF had engaged in body organ trade by either abducting children or by taking out the organs of their slain militants who had been forced into the rank of the terrorist group.

In a relevant development in October 2018, terrorists in Northwestern Syria had intensified trafficking of the body organs of Idlib citizens to Turkey to earn more money in the country's black market.

Syria's Arabic-language al-Mahaver news website reported that body organ trading by terrorists has intensified in Idlib city and other militant-held regions in the Northwestern province.

It further said that the terrorists kidnap several civilians in the militant-held regions in Idlib each day to excise their organs in dreadful operations and send them to Turkey by certain groups that are running operations in both countries.

The civilians go under illegal surgery and their body organs are taken out and sold at high prices, the news website said, adding that people in the Northeastern city of Idlib have "called on the Syrian Army to enter their region and save them from the terrorist groups' brutalities".

Director-General of the Syria Coroner's Office Hossein Noufel disclosed in November 2016 that the body organs of thousands of Syrian civilians were sold in the international black markets over the past six years.

"We have accurate information that over 25,000 surgical operations have been conducted in the refugee camps of the neighboring countries and in the terrorist-controlled areas in Syria since 2011 to take out the body organs of 15,000 Syrians and sell them in the international black markets," Dr. Noufel said.

He pointed to the high prices of human body organs in the black markets, and said, "A kidney is sold $10,000 in Turkey while the same kidney is sold for $1,000 in Iraq, but in Lebanon and Syria the price of each kidney is $3,000.”

Dr. Noufel said that other human body organs such as spleen and cornea are also sold in the black markets.

According to latest reports, the children who have been rescued from the camps of Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, a senior al Qaeda-linked cleric and the religious leader of Jeish al-Fatah terrorist group, are now threatened with the danger of trafficking their body organs by the terrorists.

 

 

 

 

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