Mohammad Hussein Horo, a child born in 2009 from Kafrsafra village which is administratively a part of Afrin city in northwestern Aleppo governorate and lives in al-Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo city, was abducted on February 28, 2023, for military conscription by the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) al-Shabiba al-Thawriya, (Revolutionary Youth) faction, also known as the ‘Joanne Schurchkar’, in al-Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood. He was taken to an SDF recruitment center.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights notes that his family has not been notified of what had happened to him, and he has not been allowed to contact or visit them. We have concerns that he will be forced into direct and indirect military action.
It should be noted that roughly 213 children are currently conscripted in SDF military training camps.