The Kurdish militants intensified forced recruitment in different areas of the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo on Wednesday.
News ID: 70206
Publish Date: 16May 2018 - 14:02
TEHRAN (Defapress)- Tens of young men in Manbij were arrested by the US-backed Kurdish militias under a forced recruitment plan.
In the meantime, a large number of young men in the village of Bir Khalou in Manbij region and several more at al-Saad and al-Jisr checkpoints were arrested by the Kurdish militias.
No source has thus far reported the exact number of the young men arrested in Manbij.
The Kurdish militias' move have sparked sharp tensions between the gunmen and civilians.
Local sources in Manbij reported last month that the executive council affiliated to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) implemented plans to forcefully recruit forces from the young people in the town and its suburbs.
Based on the plan, if the young people in the region refrain from joining the SDF on their own will, they would be forcefully recruited and would be fined.
Meantime, reports from Raqqa city also said that the Kurdish forces attacked the village of Zanar in Northern Raqqa to detain the defected members who had earlier been forcefully recruited.
Also, in Hasaka city, the SDF forces detained a number of civilians in al-Aziziyeh neighborhood.