Syrian Democratic Forces arrested a girl for conscription in Aleppo city on May 23.

A 17-year-old girl, Sabah Bashir Hessou, from Kafr Safra village which is administratively a part of Afrin city in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate was arrested for conscription by Syrian Democratic Forces personnel in Fifin IDPs Camp in al Shahbaa area in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate on May 23, 2020, and taken to a military training camp in al Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo city.

SNHR notes that no member of the girl’s family was informed of her arrest and she was prevented from contacting her family, who are not allowed to visit her. SNHR fears that she will be forced to engage directly and indirectly in military operations, and confirms that around 86 children are still detained for forced conscription in SDF’s camps.