The “Revolutionary Youth” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) kidnapped a 13-year-old girl on her way from her parents’ home to school, and sent her to a conscription camp to fight in the ranks of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF).
Al-Khabour website quoted its correspondent as saying that the 13-year-old girl, Lorin Khaled Hussein, disappeared on April 23, while she was on her way to school.
He added that “the girl’s parents were able to find their daughter after a long search in one of the forced conscription camps after she was kidnapped by the “revolutionary youth” in the city of Qamishli.
He pointed out that the “Revolutionary Youth” refused to return the girl to her family, despite their repeated attempts to return her.
“Revolutionary Youth” or Ciwanen Shoreshger, also kidnapped an ill Yazidi girl in Aleppo It is noteworthy that the Yazidi Council of Syria announced today that the “Revolutionary Youth” had kidnapped a minor Yazidi girl named “Silva Bint Hamid Jaafar” in the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo, and took her to an unknown destination, according to BasNews.com.
In its statement, the council said that after four years of the displacement of the people of Afrin towards the areas controlled by the “Autonomous Administration” in Aleppo and its northern countryside, it became clear that the lives of these civilians from Afrin are not safe, as the “Revolutionary Youth” organization continues to kidnap minor children from the refugee camps.
The “Revolutionary Youth” or what is known in Kurdish as “Ciwanên Şoreşger”, is a group consisting of young men and women – most of whom are minors – who are not actually affiliated with any of the “Self-Administration” institutions, and are led by cadres (military leaders) belonging to the “Party of Kurdistan Workers’ Party – PKK”.
The “Revolutionary Youth” is accused of being behind the recruitment of children and minors and the burning of the headquarters of the opposition parties to the “Autonomous Administration”, in addition to threatening and kidnapping political activists and opponents in the region.
Five children in one week
The “Revolutionary Youth” of the “PKK” was also mentioned in many Arabic language news outlets, as five different cases of kidnapping of minors occurred in the Syrian region within one week in April.
The fifth case sparked a lot of outrage, when the revolutionary youth had kidnapped the child, Lat Sherro Khaled, from the sewing workshop where he was learning to sew traditional clothing, in the town of Tal Rifaat, in al-Shahba areas.
The father of the child attacked the “Revolutionary Youth” center in Tel Rifaat district with a hand grenade in protest against the kidnapping of his son, that was taken to an unknown destination.
In the same week in Kobani, five other children fell victim to the forced conscription of minors, and their fate is still unknown: Sawsan Darwish (14 years), from the village of Kobani. Ashma and Nasreen Habash (16 years), from the village of Ashma, Muhammad Ismail (14 years) from the village of Tal Hajib, and Diyar Muhammad (14 years) from the village of Tal Hajib.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights had confirmed that at least 156 children are still in the ranks of the “Syrian Democratic Forces”, out of 537 cases of child recruitment since its establishment.
Ashma and Nasreen Habash