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Qamishli, Syria – On Monday, the Syrian regime’s security forces launched a campaign of arrests in the city Qamishli (Qamishlo), northeast Syria, to capture young men and transfer them to the compulsory military service.
Heavy patrols of deployed security forces stormed dozens of houses in the city and arrested dozens of young men to lead them later to the military headquarters of Qamishli, eyewitnesses told ARA News.
“They are taking our sons to death under the pretext of performing a national duty,” the mother of one of captured young men cried, breaking into tears while talking to ARA News.
The Military Recruitment Division in Qamishli has been filled up with men, who will soon be transferred to conflict zones in other provinces across Syria, according to activists.
Speaking to ARA News, the Kurdish activist Haitham Mohammed reported that the pro-Assad security forces arrested youths through scattered patrols deployed heavily in the city center.
“The campaign of arrests also included people who have already done the compulsory military service; they are taken agan to join backup military forces,” Mohammed said.
Noteworthy, the region saw a wide campaign of arrests carried out by the Assayish (security forces of the Democratic Union Party PYD) last month, when hundreds of young Kurds were arrested.
Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed
Source: ARA News