The Assad regime’s security services continue to round up young men in eastern Ghouta and Homs province to take them into compulsory military services.
Members of the Assad regime’s State Security branch raided shops and civilian homes in the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta and detained about 50 young men on Monday.
Similar arrests took place in the Damascus suburbs of Harasta, Shifouniya and Mesraba, including against young men from the town of Duma who had previously fled to those towns.
The Voice of the Capital news outlet said the Assad regime has recently issued a list of the names of more than 4,500 young men who are wanted for the compulsory military service in Douma. Other lists have recently arrived in eastern Ghouta containing the names of around 1,000 names from other towns and villages in the Damascus suburbs.
Local activists reported that the recruitment branches in Rural Damascus would send the names of about 50,000 young men to the military checkpoints deployed across regime-held areas early next year. They noted that the majority of those people are from eastern and western Ghouta, the town of al-Tal, the Qalamoun area, and the southern Damascus suburbs.
Meanwhile, the Assad regime’s security forces detained 20 young men in raids in the city of Homs on Monday to take them into forced military service.
Similar arrests took place in the towns and villages whose residents agreed to enter the so-called reconciliations agreements with the regime in northern rural Homs, with over 20 young people detained on Monday.
Local activists pointed out that after being handed over to the recruitment branches, the young people are usually deployed to the active front lines to in the battles against ISIS and the Free Syrian Army groups. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Baladi News Network)