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While waiting outside bread bakeries | Regime security services arrest 57 young men in eastern Ghouta for mandatory conscription

Damascus Countryside Governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR sources say that the “military police” of the regime forces continues their military conscription campaign in eastern Damascus, by deploying temporary checkpoints on side and main roads, stopping passers-by and arresting those who did not perform mandatory conscription and those wanted for reserve military service.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, regime members have targeted queues outside bread bakeries in the areas of Saqba, Jisrin, Hamouria, Kafr Batna and Hazza, arresting 57 young men wanted for mandatory and reserve conscription, while waiting in bread lines.

On February 4, SOHR activists said that the cities and towns of eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, witnessed large-scale arrests of young people for their compulsory and reserve military service since regime forces took control of the area.

According to SOHR sources, the regime’s military police arrested more than 300 young people over the last days, after the police set up temporary checkpoints on a daily basis, and stormed the homes of wanted men, for compulsory and reserve military service.

The arrests were concentrated in the areas of Douma, Masraba, Harasta, Hamouria, Saqba, Kafr Batna, Ain Tarma, Zamalka, Jisrin and Al-Meliha. The arrest campaign ended on Wednesday, with “military police” maintaining some fixed checkpoints in city and town centres.

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