ISIL-held Syrian students released


The abducted students arriving in Kobane city. Photo; ARA News

ARA News

Kobane, Syria – After three weeks of detention by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Manbij city, 150 middle-school students arrived on Friday midnight in their hometown of Kobane (Ain al-Arab) in Aleppo province, northern of Syria. Under the sponsorship of the Syrian Red Cross and the Turkish authorities, the students crossed into Turkey and then entered Azaz border crossing to head then to Kobane city.

The students followed this way for fear of being recaptured by the ISIL militants who impose a siege on the city of Kobane for months.

Speaking to ARA News, Ahmad Qader, member of the Governing Body in the Red Crescent Division in Kobane, said that the students arrived on Friday midnight in Kobane after crossing Azaz border post, which is controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on the Syrian side.

“The entry process was postponed for few days because of some routine procedures. The Turkish Foreign Ministry agreed on Friday afternoon on the entry of the students into their territory, where they were taken by buses from Azaz crossing to Kobane city,” Qader said.


Reporting by: Sadruddin Kino

Source: ARA News

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