For compulsory service | Military Police storm three towns in Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiyah • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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For compulsory service | Military Police storm three towns in Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiyah

Damascus province: SOHR activists have reported that the Military Police launched a security campaign a few days ago targeting cities and towns in Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiyah, searching for people wanted for compulsory and reserve services.

The campaign included Kafr Batna, Saqba and Hamoriyah towns and affected the workers in commercial stores and workshops.

According to reliable SOHR sources, 15 young men were arrested including seven from Deir Ezzor, who are living in Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiyah for work. The arrested individuals were taken to the Military Police branch in Al-Qabon, where the regime intelligence service launched the campaign in Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiyah on September 11, mainly targeting the towns in the middle area of Al-Ghouta.

A few days ago, the Military Police, in coordination with the Political Security Station, launched a similar campaign in Al-Tel city in Rif Dimashq, searching of dozens of civilians who fled their compulsory and reserve services, and others who were forcibly recruited and fled the service and headed to the city.

According to reliable SOHR sources, at least 148 young men from Damascus countryside, who did not undergo military and compulsory service, have been forcibly recruited since the beginning of 2022, as part of several campaigns carried out by the regime’s intelligence and the Military Police.