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Al-Qamishli: PYD once again forcibly recruits young men

KURDWATCH, March 29, 2015—On March 14 and 18  2015, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), forcibly recruited young men between the ages of eighteen and thirty for the PYD’s People’s Defense Units (YPG). The recruitment took place at several checkpoints in al‑Qamishli and ʿAmudah. The men were brought to a YPG recruitment camp where they must do six months of compulsory service. Exact information about the number of people affected is not available.


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