Syria: citizens conscripted after arrest, children recruited

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The Syrian Human Rights Network has accused the Syrian regime of arresting civilians for forced army conscription, saying it has documented more than 1,000 cases of arrest for this purpose in the past six weeks alone.

Children are also being recruited by different warring parties, UNICEF say. At least several hundred children were recruited in 2015, and thousands killed or injured in the conflict.

Sources: Middle East Monitor, Rights group accuses Syrian regime of arresting civilians for forced conscription, 23rd December; The Guardian, Syrian child conscription and deaths on rise, says Unicef, 26th January.

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