BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 P.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces used “internationally banned weapons” in northern Syria against “more than 30 civilians including children,” according to a senior Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) official, who made a statement to the press, in Qamishli, on Wednesday.

“What have happened in Ras al-Ain, Tal Abyad, since the 9th of October and until this moment, where Turkey and its mercenaries continue to pay no attention to the law and to ethics, reached a point where Turkey used internationally banned weapons against our people and targeted more than 30 civilians including children with these internationally banned weapons” Co-chair of the Foreign Relations Commission of the SDF, Abdulkarim Omar said, as quoted by Ruptly.

Despite the claims, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) abandoned investigations into the alleged use of white phosphorus at the weekend, as it does not fall within their “purview”. Co-chair of Health and Environment in North Syria Mustafa Juan said that the SDF had passed files proving their claims to international organisations including “Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International and three European embassies.”

“We stress, in the self-governing region of northeast Syria, the need for a neutral stance and a continued investigation on the violations made by Turkey of using internationally banned weapons. We also condemn Turkey’s attempts to hide the crime and its attempt to hinder the establishment of international investigation committees.” Omar added.

Ankara’s military offensive, dubbed ‘Operation Peace Spring’, began on October 9 with the stated aim of creating a ‘safe zone’ in north-eastern Syria by removing Kurdish forces, who Turkey regards as terrorists. Turkey agreed to pause the assault after reaching a deal with Russia over the conditions for the ‘safe zone’ on October 22.

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Source: Ruptly

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Willy Van Damme
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The fact the Western media didn’t pay any attention to this news shows NATO dropped the PKK/YPG/SDF or whatever you want to call them. The PKK/YPG/SDF should obey the laws of their country, whatever they like them or not.

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@Willy, NATO as US Empire’s minion has forsaken them but the EU may act differently since they are a potential ally in the struggle for the EU acquis.

p.s. So are Syria, Egypt and Israel. blink.

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No surprise from the Ottomaniac genocidal creeps

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at death 2, nothing new in all those centuries. Renner und Brenner are Turk Akıncı and called Free Syrian Army nowadays.

p.s. https://www.google.com/search?q=Renner+und+Brenner&num=100&client=kmeleon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWou-p6OHlAhXELFAKHdFEDJ0Q_AUIFCgE&biw=1024&bih=624

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The SDF must not complain, because the Turk Padisha has the right to cleanse the land of his new 32 km deep and 240 km long new province along the new Syrian border from all terrorist Kurdish civilian non believers so that he can resettle the 3 million Syrian members of His Turkish lead Ummah and extend thus the peace of Islam.

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Who on earth gave Erdogan this right? His god? ‘His’ new province!!

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@Willy, no, but my irony entitled him to proceed thus. blink.

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Got it. I guess Erdogan thinks he is Ben Gurion.

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@Willy, worse. He knows he is and he is additionally the Turkish Sultan who is the traditional head of the Ummah. blink