Growing popular anger | Security forces arrest nearly 240 young males in Manbij in a few hours, driving them for mandatory conscription • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Growing popular anger | Security forces arrest nearly 240 young males in Manbij in a few hours, driving them for mandatory conscription

Reliable SOHR sources in Manbij area, which is under the control of “Manbij Military Council” in eastern Aleppo, have confirmed that the military police and Self-Defence Forces have launched a large-scale campaign in Manbij city and countryside with the aim to drive young males to mandatory conscription. Makeshift checkpoints have been deployed and surprise raids have been carried out, arresting young males randomly in the area. The campaign resulted in the arrest of 239 young males in a few hours, and they were taken to security centres in order to check their ages. Everyone found under eighteen has been released, while the other young men of conscript age have been taken to military camps.

 

According to SOHR sources, the security forces have arrested the young men in a humiliating way and insulted everyone resisting, which ignited popular anger.

 

Sources have reported that several commanders of the campaign took bribes in return for releasing the arrested young men, which reached 500 USD each.

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