Jordanian couple gone missing after travelling to Syria
if($('.nav-wrapper').width()<728){ google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "8024336238"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; } else { google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "1705860969"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; }

Jordanian couple gone missing after travelling to Syria

File Photo
Orient Net
Date: 2019-05-13 12:02
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs announced on Sunday (May 12)  that it was following up on the case of a Jordanian couple after losing contact with them when they left for Syria, to join dozens of missing persons and detainees by Assad regime.

Family of Saddam Bani Abdul Ghani, 39, and his wife, Walaa Abdul Hamid Ahmed al-Mahashi, 36, said they lost contact with the couple after they left Jordan. 

The Ministry said in a statement, seen by Asharq al-Awsat, that the family contacted authorities when they failed to reach the couple after leaving Jordanian territory, amid leaked information indicating that contact with them was lost after they went into Syrian territory.

The statement pointed out that the Jordanian embassy in Damascus has contacted the Assad regime to reveal their fate and provide Jordan with information available on them.

In the same context, the ministry confirmed it was following up on the cases of missing persons and detainees, although no new developments have been announced in that matter.

Preliminary information indicates that the couple entered Syrian territory on the morning of May 4, and they were supposed to spend one day only in Syria after leaving their four children with Saddam’s parents.

The issue of Jordanian detainees in Syria remains unsolved despite a decision to release eight last month. 

Jordanian authorities have no information on dozens of other detainees which have reached 30, according to the Foreign Ministry, since the opening of Naseeb-Jaber border crossing in mid-October, in addition to others captured before that date.

Based on Asharq Al-Awsat

Related

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "4041467030"; google_ad_width = Math.floor($('.col.m12').first().innerWidth()/10)*10-30; google_ad_height = 90;
Russian warplanes kill at least nine civilians in Aleppo countryside .Russian-Assad bombing killed five, injures dozens of civilians in Aleppo countryside on Monday .Assad militias shell Idlib and Aleppo countryside despite claimed ceasefire .Russian air strikes kill four members of single family in Aleppo countryside .Opposition fighters warn civilians against approaching Assad positions in Aleppo .Opposition fighters destroy, capture Assad tanks in Syria’s Idlib .Assad militiamen killed, injured in Idlib countryside .Landmine kills civilian in Deir ez-Zoor .Demonstrations rock Syria’s Sweida .Idlib demonstrators call to overthrow Assad regime .Demonstrators near Omari mosque in Daraa call for release of Syrian detainees .Syrian pound crashes to record low .UN: Syria ceasefire has failed as civilians killed daily .UN: 700,000 Syrians displaced in 8 months .379,000 civilians flee Russian-Assad offensive in Idlib .UNICEF calls to protect Syrian children from carnage in Idlib .Three Turkish soldiers killed in car bomb attack in Syria’s Tel Abyad .Turkey could move further in Syria, Erdogan says .Protesters pile pressure on Iranian regime .377 wounded in Lebanon as protesters clash with security forces