People strike against Kurdish forces in northern Syria for trying to force conscription


November 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Aleppo, Syria – Residents of Manbij are staging a general strike to protest a decision to impose mandatory draft on young residents of the city.

Manbij, in northern Aleppo countryside, has been controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since August 2016 when they captured the city from ISIS.

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As seen in the photos, the entire town has shut down to protest against the forces conscription of the towns men to the SDF who are facing a manpower shortage after a long drawn out battle to capture Raqqa killed or injured thousands.

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