Invasion of Afrin

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Afrin family cling to hope of kidnapped daughter’s return

Afrin family cling to hope of kidnapped daughter’s returnMonday, 8 June, 2020 , 17:53

rudaw.net | Karwan Faidhi Dri | 06-06-2020

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region —  The family of a Kurdish woman kidnapped by Turkish-backed armed groups in Syria hold out hope of seeing their daughter again, despite months of uncertainty over her wellbeing.

Turkey, stop brutalizing the women of Syria

Turkey, stop brutalizing the women of SyriaMonday, 8 June, 2020 , 17:45

kurdistan24.net | Sinam Sherkany Mohamad | June 07-2020

Last week, several women were found naked in a crowded prison cell in Afrin, northern Syria. The women were discovered in a clash between militias that began in a dispute over a small sum of money in a shop and ended with multiple civilians dead.

Young Kurdish woman found dead in Azaz

Young Kurdish woman found dead in Azaz Monday, 8 June, 2020 , 17:39

rudaw.net | Shawn Carrié | 07/06/2020

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Kurdish girl who had reportedly gone missing was found dead in the northwestern enclave of Azaz, a district under the control of Turkish-backed Syrian militias, a Kurdish human rights monitor reported Sunday.

Human rights groups urge UN to protect Afrin after surge in violence

Human rights groups urge UN to protect Afrin after surge in violenceTuesday, 2 June, 2020 , 14:06
rudaw.net | 29-05-2020

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Twenty human rights groups operating in northern Syria called on the United Nations on Friday to help put an end to the Turkish-backed militia presence in Afrin following a spate of deadly clashes between armed factions. 

TURKEY’S CRIMES IN AFRIN

TURKEY’S CRIMES IN AFRINMonday, 17 December, 2018 , 15:23

www.politurco.com | Bye David L. Phillips(*) | December 4, 2018

Qamishle, Syria — Turkey’s President Erdogan was furious when the US announced the creation of a Border Security Force made up of 40,000 Syrian Kurdish fighters (YPG) to patrol the Turkish-Syrian border and guard against the Islamic State (ISIS). In a fit of pique, he vowed to attack Afrin, an oasis of tranquility in northwestern Syria, and then pivot east to create a security belt along Turkey’s border with Syria as far as Iraq. Erdogan was true to his word.

Turkey's Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely on the streets' if diplomatic row continues

Turkey's Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely on the streets' if diplomatic row continuesThursday, 22 Mars, 2018 , 17:26

Independent.co.uk | Samuel Osborne

It comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned war of rhetoric must stop

ISIS rebuilding as Turkish push into Afrin pulls forces from anti-terror fight, US says

ISIS rebuilding as Turkish push into Afrin pulls forces from anti-terror fight, US saysTuesday, 20 Mars, 2018 , 00:27

Cnn.com | By Nicole Gaouette, Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr, CNN

Washington (CNN)The US warned Monday that ISIS has begun reconstituting in some areas of Syria because a Turkish military offensive against a northern city has pulled the US' Kurdish allies away from the fight against the terrorist group.

Manchester Piccadilly and London King's Cross stations reopen after protests

 Manchester Piccadilly and London King's Cross stations reopen after protestsSunday, 11 Mars, 2018 , 21:50

Theguardian.com

Protests thought to be part of action to raise awareness of Turkish attacks on Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria.

Piccadilly station in Manchester and King’s Cross in London have reopened after being closed by demonstrations involving protesters.

U.S. moving to repair relations with Turkey, endangering ties with Kurdish allies

U.S. moving to repair relations with Turkey, endangering ties with Kurdish alliesSaturday, 10 Mars, 2018 , 16:40

Washingtonpost.com | By Karen DeYoung and Kareem Fahim

In an effort to repair tattered relations, the Trump administration has told Turkey it will move to rein in Kurdish fighters who have been the backbone of the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.

Amid Turkish Assault, Kurdish Forces Are Drawn Away From U.S. Fight With ISIS

Amid Turkish Assault, Kurdish Forces Are Drawn Away From U.S. Fight With ISISFriday, 2 Mars, 2018 , 19:42

nytimes.com | By ERIC SCHMITT and ROD NORDLAND | FEB. 28, 2018

WASHINGTON — The United States-led campaign to hunt down the last pockets of Islamic State militants in Syria has lost its most effective battleground partner in what American military officials fear will stall a critical phase of the offensive and leave open the door for hundreds of foreign fighters to escape.