ERBIL — An organization, affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), has reportedly kidnapped another Kurdish child in Syrian Kurdistan, also referred to as Rojava, causing anger among the locals in the region.
Confirming to BasNews, Dara Hasri, a civil activist in Rojava, pointed out that the 16-year-old boy was abducted by the organization of Jwanen Shorishger, also known as the Revolutionary Youth, on 18 September, from a tent in the village of Tal Qrah of Idlib city.
He was identified as Mohammed Rashid Ibrahim, a displaced child from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, who has reportedly been transferred to a military training camp of the PKK in the region, according to the activist.
He further called on the international human rights organizations to put pressure on the military and political leaders in northeast of Syria to release the abducted children and put an end to this repeated action.
A number of sources familiar with the developments in the region revealed to BasNews recently that the PKK had armed some of the children kidnapped by the armed group and sent them to its positions in Qandil and Sinjar.
This comes despite the fact that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has an agreement with the United Nations to prevent child recruitment in northeast of Syria. This action, however, has so far continued in the areas under the control of the organization of Jwanen Shorishger.
The PKK-affiliated organization has kidnapped tens of children in Syria since the beginning of this year, the majority of whom have already been sent to the armed group's positions in Qandil and Sinjar.