“ Autonomous administration” areas | Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” continues to recruit children disregarding laws and International covenants • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“ Autonomous administration” areas | Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” continues to recruit children disregarding laws and International covenants

Despite the calls of families for putting an end to the recruitment of their children in, “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” is increasingly recruiting and involving children in armed conflict in “autonomous administration” areas and SDF-held areas, ignoring the laws and international covenants that prohibit the exploitation of children.

According to SOHR sources, “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” recruited a boy known by his initials as H. N. From Kika village in Amouda countryside, taking a 13-yaer-old bay to its camp in al-Qamishli countryside. “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” also recruited a boy known by his initials as M. H. From Shaikh Maksoud neighborhood in Aleppo city.

On November 27, SOHR activists reported that “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” recruited a boy known by his initials as K. H. From Al-Qamishli city in the past few days.
On November 24, Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah recruited three minor girls known by their initials as “A. A.” “H. P.” and “A. K.” from al- Amouda city in al-Hasakah countryside.
Furthermore, a minor girl from Plisia village in Malikiyah (Dayrek) countryside was recruited by al-Shabiba al-Thawriyah two months ago, according to SOHR sources.

Yesterday, SOHR activists monitored that the families of female minors, recruited by “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah”, have protested, in front of the UN headquarters in Al-Qamishli city, with the presence of members of the Kurdish National Council.

The girls’ relatives called for bringing their little daughters back and putting an end to the recruitment of children in the ranks of Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah.

The families of female minors carried banners saying: ” Child Recruitment strikes fear into the hearts of mothers – Minors are candles- Don’t blow our candles – Our little children are the pen of life – Child hold weapon, how come?”

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