SDF detains about 33 dissents from its ranks in two days in al-Raqqa

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 أكتوبر، 2018 11:12:08 ص خبر عسكري وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية

Al-Raqqa - SMART

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) detained 33 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) members on charges of desertion in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, over the course of two days.

The YPG is a predominantly Kurdish military faction in Syria that controls areas in al-Raqqa, al-Hasakah and Aleppo. The YPG fights the Islamic State (IS) and is supported by the International Coalition. It does not fight against the Syrian loyalist forces but fights against the Free Syrian Army. Its components constitute the majority of the SDF.

The SDF are comprised of predominantly Kurdish multi-ethnic, Arab, and Assyrian/Syriac militias led by the YPG. The SDF operate mostly in Northern Syria, including al-Raqqa and Deir al- Zor.

A source from the SDF military police said that the YPG arrested 33 members tied to the SDF via a binding contract in the city of al-Raqqa and its western countryside.

The SDF members signed contracts that have two types; the first being a binding, stamped contract, and the second being a non-binding contract, whose owner does not have the same rights and compensation or the same monthly salary.

Earlier, the SDF detained more than 18 of its members on charges of deserting in the western countryside of al-Raqqa, after arrests in the villages of Mahmudli, al-Suwaydiya al-Kabira, al-Widiyan and al-Salhabiyat.

The source stated that all detainees will be presented to the Military Justice Office to take the necessary action against them.

The Self-Defense Duty Act calls for military service for nine months, which is renewable in case of war. Every man over the age of 18 has to follow the Act, which also encourages women to join voluntarily.

The YPG and the SDF frequently detain young people in Kurdish Autonomous Administration-controlled areas, either on charges of being forced into conscription or belonging to the IS.

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تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 أكتوبر، 2018 11:12:08 ص خبر عسكري وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية
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