Assad army lunches conscription campaign in Eastern Ghouta, Dozen arrested

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Friday 29 March 2019 | 4:46 PM Damascus Time

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  • Assad army lunches conscription campaign in Eastern Ghouta, Dozen arrested

    Baladi News

    At least 12 residents of Eastern Ghouta suburbs were arrested by the regime security in night raids as regime tracks young men who escaped conscription, Zaman Al-Wasl newspaper wrote. 

    The arrest campaign took place in Kafr Batna, Harasta and neighboring suburbs east of the capital, said Zaman Al-Wasl according to local activists.

     Most of the Syrian young men in the capital's eastern suburbs have rejected the regime’s conscription call but the reconciliation deals have imposed a new de-facto. They should join the army or they might face the military intelligence arrest.

    In the last few months, the regime army has sent about 5000 conscription calls for Eastern Ghouta's young men to perform the military service despite some names belong to people killed or displaced, according to name list by the General Conscription Department.

    The Eastern Ghouta was the scene of the first major protests in the capital against the rule of Bashar al-Assad.

    Al-Assad urged all Syrians, including the Druze minority, to send its young men to the army.

    The regime had previously issued a decree to deprive anyone who evades reserve service from applying for employment in regime sectors, even though he was among the beneficiaries of the so-called "amnesty" order. If that person was wanted in a previous period, according to media sources.

     

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