المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Obligatory recruitment | Military Police launched wide-scale arrests in SDF-held areas

 

On May 28, 2021

SDF-military police still continue the obligatory recruitment campaigns under the name of “self-defense duty”. The campaign targets those have born from 1990 to 2003 where the military police chase the adults in their houses and arrest those have civil documents and enrollments issued by the SDF institutions.

Syrian Observatory activists have monitored the spread of patrols in the Autonomous Administration areas in general, where hundreds of adults had been arrested in the past few days in Raqqa, al-Hasakah, Deir Ezzor and Manbij in eastern Aleppo.

Meanwhile, the military police launch random arrests of the youth in the markets, streets and public places in a way that negatively impact some works.

After being arrested, the youth experience a medial test to ensure their safety of the ongoing diseases or any other disease that would hinder their military work. Then, they are distributed in military training centers for running a 45-day military round. After the final sorting process, the chosen youth are sent to any of the SDF-military posts to serve in the cities’ centers, administrative work or the frontlines.

The recruited young men serve for 12 months starting from the day of enrollment until end of the duration and then they receive the self-defense duty and service layoff certificate.

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