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Syria regime storms Palmyra, arrests men wanted for compulsory service

A general view shows destruction on a street in a residential neighbourhood in the adjacent modern town to the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on March 31, 2016. Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured Palmyra on March 27, 2016, after a fierce offensive to rescue the city from jihadists who view the UNESCO-listed site's magnificent ruins as idolatrous. / AFP / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images)
A general view shows destruction on a street in a residential neighbourhood in the adjacent modern town to the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on March 31, 2016 [JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images]

The Military Police of the Syrian regime stormed residential neighbourhoods in the city of Palmyra, east of Homs Governorate, on Saturday and arrested dozens of young men wanted for mandatory conscription.

The raids focused on the Jamiat neighbourhood where a number of the wanted young men live.

A similar raid campaign was carried out in the neighbourhoods of Al-Bayada and Deir Baalba in the city of Homs, which resulted in the arrest of about 25 young men, while others escaped.

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