Syrian Democratic Forces arrested a girl in northern Aleppo governorate on August 7

A 17-year-old girl from Sheikh Muhammad village of Afrin city north of Aleppo governorate, Najma Muhammad Dawood, she and her family are residents of Tal Qarrah village in Aleppo northern suburbs. She was abducted by the Syrian Democratic Forces affiliated Revolutionary Youth (Joanne Schurchkar) personnel, in the village for conscription on August 7, 2022, and taken to a recruitment center.

SNHR notes that the girl’s parents have not been informed of her whereabouts, and she hasn’t been allowed to contact her family, who are also forbidden from visiting her. We fear she may be forced to participate directly or indirectly in military operations, and confirm that around 197 children are still conscripted in Syrian Democratic Forces recruitment camps.

Syrian Democratic Forces arrested a girl in northern Aleppo governorate on August 7