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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Military conscription | Nearly 4,000 young people driven to mandatory service in SDF-held areas since early July

As campaigns of military conscription continue in areas under the control of Autonomous Administration in northern and north-eastern Syria, SDF “military police” are arresting young people and driving them to mandatory service.

 

According to SOHR statistics, nearly 4,000 young men have been arrested and driven to mandatory military service in Al-Hasakah, Aleppo, Al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor, since the campaigns of military conscription were resumed on July 1. It is worth noting that most of the arrested young people are from Al-Hasakah city and countryside.

 

On July 1, Observatory activists said that SDF “military police” resumed their campaigns for drafting young people to military service in areas under the control of Syria Democratic Forces. SOHR activists monitored broad deployment of “military police” in Al-Darbasiyah, Tal Tamr and other areas in eastern Euphrates region, along with arresting several people driving them to mandatory service. These campaigns came after three months of suspension under a decree by the Autonomous Administration.

 

On April 6, Autonomous Administration in northern and north-eastern Syria issued a series of decrees in areas under its control concerning precautionary measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

 

One of the new decrees extended the general curfew in Autonomous Administration-held areas until the 21st of April 2020, agricultural and veterinary pharmacies and stores of repairing and selling spare parts of farming machineries were exempted from this decree.

 

The second decree ordered the suspension of military conscription for three months in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration.

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