Young people abducted and forced to enlist in Afrin

Turkish state allied gangs under the “military police” guise abduct young people and force them to enlist.

The Turkish-backed gangs are abducting young people to force them to enlist, and call it “the draft”.

The Turkish state issued temporary ID cards for young people to gather information on them after the occupation of Afrin. Civilians aged 18 to 40 are now being forced to join the gangs.


Brothers Welid Naso (35) and Siyar Welid (29) from the Mabata district’s Hese village were also abducted and forced to join the gangs.

The gangs also demanded 200,000 Syrian liras from their family to release the brothers.