المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime security services arrest nearly 40 children from Yarmouk Camp for “belonging to Caliphate Cubs”

Damascus Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have confirmed that the 216th Branch known as “Filastin Branch”, had arrested 38 students of “Al-Jarmaq” Primary School in Yalda town south of the capital Damascus, after they tore a picture of “Bashar Al-Assad”.

According to the sources; a security campaign was launched and arrested 20 students from the school after defacing then tearing a picture of “Bashar Al-Assad”. Few days later, Filastin Branch stormed the houses of 18 other children, all from Yarmouk Camp and had displaced to Yalda, and arrested them.

After this action, reconciliation commissions in the south of Damascus tried to mediate with “Filastin Branch” to set the children free. The branch’s command refused to release the children and accused them of belonging the so-called “Caliphate Cubs” that pledged allegiance to ISIS during the period when the organization was present in Yarmouk Camp south of Damascus.

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