SOHR appeals unheeded | “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” kidnaps two children to drive them to its military ranks
A 12-year-old girl known by her initials as A. A. has been still missing for nearly a week, amid accusations by her family against “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” (the Revolutionary Youth) of “kidnapping the girl.” The girl went missing in the market of Al-Qamishli city on Wednesday, where her family were informed that members of “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” kidnapped the girl with the aim of recruiting her in its camp.
On the other hand, a 13-year-old girl known as M. M. went missing in Al-Raqqah city two days ago, amid accusations by her family against “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” of “kidnapping her to drive her to its military camp.”
On April 2, SOHR sources reported that “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” (the Revolutionary Youth) kidnapped, on Thursday, a minor girl known by her initials as K. T. from Sheikh Maqsoud neighbourhood in Aleppo city in order to recruit her.
According to SOHR sources, the girl is from Sheikh Hadeed in Afrin countryside and have been displaced to Sheikh Maqsoud neighbourhood for a few years, and she was kidnapped by “Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah” when she was leaving Antwan Aswad Baji school in the neighbourhood.
We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, renew our demands to both “Autonomous Administration” and SDF, the effective holders of power in that region, to stop taking advantage of disputes of children with their families and put an end to the recruitment of children in the ranks of Al-Shabiba Al-Thawriyah. We also call upon “UNICEF” and all organisations concerned with the rights of the children to intervene immediately and put an end to violations against children and the recruitment of children into armed groups, and to bring all minor recruits back to their families.