20 Kurdish youth arrested by Assad regime forces


20 Kurdish youth were arrested this week while trying to seek refuge in Zakho City of Kurdistan. Kurdish activists have informed us that they are aged between 18 and 26, and their whereabouts are currently unknown.

In a statement to AKNews, the father of one of the detainees is quoted to have said the young men were fleeing against the regimes recruitment of soldiers “because he could be sent to violent places in most parts of the country and execute orders to kill civilians, against his own Syrian brothers.”