During the last years, many reports stated that #Kurdish separatist factions in eastern Syria were trying to recruit young men who reached the age of 18, and that was under the pretext of fighting #ISIS, while the main goal was to blackmail the families of detainees in order to gain money in exchange for their release.“Under the pretext of Fighting ISIS”/By Ibrahim Mohammad
On Monday, June 29, 2020, militants of #Qasd (#SDF) arrested 22 young men from several villages in the northern countryside of Raqqa, under the pretext of “Mandatory conscription” and included them to fight in their ranks through a campaign of arrests in the villages of Al-Jarbou, M’aizylah and Al-Qalta in the northern countryside of #Raqqa.
It is noteworthy that most of the young men were born between 1990 and 2001, and some of them were arrested inside their houses, while others were arrested by temporary checkpoints and patrols that raid the mentioned villages, these young men were transported to Ain Issa camp. Similar incidents of arrests have also took place two days, and it’s still continuing.
Today, it has become even more worse, as these #US-backed factions kidnap children to recruit them.