Syrian regime forces bombed a desert area under the control of Daesh near Sweida


By: Middle East Affairs

BEIRUT: A war monitor said: “Syrian administration powers shelled a desert territory under the control of Daesh close to the region of Sweida in southern Syria.”

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahmane said: “The besieging and battling between the administration powers and Daesh have heightened amid the night and are continuing.”

He also told AFP: “The administration is progressing toward the north and upper east of Sweida,” contiguous the desert zone of the southern region.

He stated, this military task would be “the beginning of an administration hostile to remove IS (Daesh) from this pocket” in the Badiya desert of Sweida, including that “a noteworthy military fortification (of regime troops) is massing” in the zone.

It should be noted that the battling comes as Russia bombed in its negotiations to free somewhere in the range of 30 non military personnel prisoners of the Druze religious minority taken by Daesh a month ago. The kidnappings took after a progression of composed assaults on Sweida territory which left in excess of 250 individuals dead.

As indicated by the Observatory, this execution, the first since the kidnappings, came “after the disappointment of the negotiations with the administration powers.”

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurd cooperation which battled against Daesh with the help of the US, demonstrated that it was prepared to trade with Daesh caught militants for the rest of the Druze non military personnel prisoners.

Then Daesh, which has not guaranteed duty regarding the execution or the kidnappings, has been beat by numerous offensives in Syria and today controls under three percent of the territory.However, it keeps on propelling assaults like the wicked strike and kidnappings in Sweida.

“The administration is to set up an advisory group to facilitate repatriating a large number of Syrians who fled amid the war,” sources said. The administration “consented to make a coordination body for the arrival of those dislodged abroad to their urban areas and towns,” state news organization SANA said.

Independently, the SDF denied a Human Rights Watch report that it was enrolling kids from uprooting camps in the nation’s upper east disregarding worldwide law.

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which forms the backbone of the SDF, has used child soldiers in the past, according to the UN, HRW and other rights groups.

In a report published Friday, the New York-based watchdog again accused the YPG of recruiting minors.

The SDF’s political arm vowed to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for “individual” cases.

The Syrian Democratic Council said: “We are against the enlistment of youngsters under any pretext.”

“What was mentioned in HRW’s press release is only irresponsible individual abuse, which does not represent the overall method or strategy of the Syrian Democratic Council.”

It said it would study the “allegations,” return any child recruits to their families and “hold accountable those responsible for these abuses.”

International law prohibits non-state armed factions from recruiting anyone under the age of 18, and enlisting children under 15 is a war crime.

HRW spoke to eight families in three displacement camps in northeastern Syria who said Kurdish militiamen and security forces had encouraged their children to enlist.

The youngest among them was a 13-year-old girl.
Her mother told HRW: “We are poor, so they told my daughter they would give her money and clothes.” She objected, but her daughter enlisted in the forces and had not been heard from for around a month.

It should be noted that a YPG-connected political organization runs a lot of northern Syria with a system that is autonomous from Damascus, finish with its own schools and expense framework.

Additionally, Kurdish specialists implement military induction for those over 18 years old in territories under their control.

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