The YPG Imposes conscription

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The northern region of the province of Raqqa is living under a very difficult humane conditions and the large deterioration of basic services, and the practices of the People’s Protection Units of YPG, of continuing abuses against civilians, and looting of public and private property and the displacement of villages, arbitrary detention, and impose a curfew, and the arrest of hundreds of sons the region without clear charges.

As the Brigade of Raqqa revolutionists is trying to gain popularity in the north, after falling as a result of practices committed by his fighters against civilians in the northern region, which is not less worse than People’s Protection Units of YPG practices.

About this the Brigade had a meeting with many of the notables of the northern region to consult with them, in order to recruit people in the region in the ranks of the Brigade, to ensure they will stay in the region in case the Brigade of Raqqa revolutionists troops moved toward Raqqa in the framework of any future military operation.

On the other hand, the Brigade started to strengthen his forces, to be equilibrium with the People’s Protection Units in the region, and to curb abuses carried out by YPG in the villages of the northern countryside, and most important reason is to evade attempts of People’s Protection Units in the imposition of conscription on the people of the north region in its ranks.

Where the units imposed conscription on the Kurds in the northern region deliberately, in full or that the person have to provide certified postpone those who cannot enroll in at the moment, and the Arabs, including Arab of Ras al-Ein region, the period which was scheduled to be in the ranks of the units are 6 months, and later it expanded to 9 months, And characterized the Arab forces within the ranks of the People’s Protection Units with a special costume, and work is underway in Tel Abyad area that is under the units control directly to the application of the recruitment project.

In other regions of the northern countryside, they are subject indirectly controlled by the Free Army forces, and in some of the control of the Free Army and protection forces together, so the possibility of the application by the units will be very hard, therefore the Brigade of Raqqa revolutionists and clans seeking to let the project applied by them so they won’t be forced to join in the ranks of the units.

Mentioned that the units have issued a circular in self-management areas, which are under the control of people’s protection units of YPG about the postponement of military service or exemption , and fines which are large similar to the regime procedures.

On the other hand the units continued digging the trench that surrounding Tel Abyad and extending toward the city of Ein Arus, and this trench is characterized by large dimensions and which resemble greatly the dimensions of the trenches between countries, and the purpose is to protect the region from any attacks likely to be carried out by ISIS forces only.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".