ALEPPO – The Islamic State (IS) militants have kidnapped a Kurdish family near Syrian-Turkish border northeast Aleppo in Syrian Kurdistan.
Syrian Kurdish activists reported from al Bab in northern Syria that the IS militants kidnapped a Kurdish family in a checkpoint near Turkish borders while they allowed the rest of Arab passengers to pass.
They revealed that five children, their parents and aunt have been taken by the jihadists and their whereabouts is unknown.
The IS insurgents are intentionally making the situation intolerable for the Kurds in al Bab district in order to spread fear among the Kurdish civilians, the activists claim.
Hundreds of Kurds have left the area, due to death threats and kidnapping by the IS militants, according to local human rights activists.