Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
November 26, 2021
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) condemns the crimes that the gangs affiliated with the terrorist PYD militia are committing in Syria, stressing the need to stand by civilians in the areas under the control of these militias and support them in facing their crimes.
Cases of kidnapping and forced recruitment, especially of children, are increasing in the PYD-held areas. The latest of these crimes was the PYD’s kidnapping of three underage girls from the town of Amuda in al-Hasaka province to recruit them into the militia’s ranks.
Terrorist and alien militias cannot participate in nation-building in view of their crimes, including repression and terrorism against civilians, mass forced displacement, arrest, enforced disappearance and forced conscription.
The SOC reaffirms its rejection and denunciation of the silence by some countries about terrorist organizations that are still receiving support. It reiterates the call to dismantle and force all foreign terrorist groups and militias from Syria.