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ʿAmudah: YPG reportedly releases twenty-one child soldiers

KurdWatch, October 31, 2015—On October 28, 2015, the press office of the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) announced the formation of a committee to address the problem of the recruitment of minors. As a result of the committee’s work, twenty-one underage recruits were reportedly released from service and returned to their families. Names were not provided. KurdWatch spoke with several families whose minor children had been recruited by the YPG. None of them were among those released.  


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