المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Joint presidency of Defence Bureau in north and eastern Syria has approved postponing mandatory conscription off youth from areas under Turkish troop’s control

Joint presidency of the Defence Office in north and east Syria has issued a circular to postpone the mandatory military service for all young males, who reached the age of conscription, from areas under the control of Turkey troops and their proxy factions, including the cities of Afrin in the countryside of Aleppo, Ras al-Ain (Sere Kaniye) in al-Hasakah, and areas in Tal Abyad in north of Raqqa.

 

This decree will take effect tomorrow, June 6, until the end of the year 2021.This decree comes for the general interest requirements and positive functioning, according to the Joint presidency of Defence Bureau.

 

SOHR activists had reported several demonstration after Friday Prayer in villages in Manbij countryside like Hodhod village, as the demonstrators called for the improvement of services and economy and the suspension of the mandatory conscription, although the campaign of mandatory conscription has been already suspended in Manbij. Meanwhile, the city of Manbij has experienced no demonstrations, while Asayish forces were seen deployed.

 

SOHR sources reported the entry of a large number of military troops affiliated to the Internal Security Forces (Asayish), Rapid Response Forces and Counter-terrorism Forces. According to SOHR sources, over 4,000 members entered the city this morning escprted by tens of armoured vehicles. This development coincides with calls for staging demonstrations this afternoon.

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