People in a town in Northeastern Aleppo took to the streets, opposing forced recruitment by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), local sources reported.
The sources said that a large number of residents of the town of Kobani (Ein al-Arab) took to the streets, condemning the SDF’s forced recruitment in the region.
The source said that the demonstration in Kobani was carried out to support the same move in the town of Manbij, adding that people in Kobani also condemned the SDF’s intention to secede the region from Syria.
Unlike Manbij where 95 percent of people are Arab, most of residents in Ein al-Arab are Kurds.
The militant-affiliated websites reported that people in the town of Manbij and several villages in Northeastern Aleppo demonstrated against forced recruitment by the SDF in the region.
The shops and businesses in the region were also closed to oppose the SDF’s move, the websites reported.
The websites further said that following the strikes, demonstrations and tensions in the region, the SDF threatened Manbij’s resident that it will arrest women as recruits if men do not obey the forced recruitment rule approved by the Kurdish Forces Legislative Council.