Beyond conscription: What does Manbij’s unrest reveal about SDF rule in northeast Syria?

By Hasan Al-Kassab|2021-06-08T16:03:46+03:00June 8, 2021|

Although the conscription policy imposed by the SDF in areas of its control was the direct incentive of protests in Syria’s northern city of Manbij last week, public discontent can be traced back to more deeply rooted drivers that threaten the northeast in general.