Khaleda Hasan Suleiman, a girl born in 2009 from Afrin city in the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, who now lives resides in al-Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo city, was abducted on March 11, 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. She was taken to an SDF recruitment center in Aleppo.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights notes that Khaleda’s family has not been notified of what has happened to her, and she has not been allowed to contact or visit them. We have concerns that she will be forced to participate in direct and indirect military action.
It should be noted that approximately 231 children are currently conscripted in SDF military training camps.