Syrian government considers SDF fight against ISIS in Hasakah “crimes against humanity”

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Saturday, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates considered the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting, in cooperation with the US-led Global Coalition, against the Islamic State Organization (ISIS) in its recent attack on the al-Sina’a prison in Guweiran neighborhood in Hasakah city, and its commitment to protecting the population in the area, as acts that amount to crimes against humanity.

In a statement it issued against the backdrop of the ongoing events in Hasakah since January 20, the Ministry added that “the actions of the SDF caused the displacement of thousands of residents from Hasakah governorate and increased their suffering.”

The statement also called for “the withdrawal of US forces from northeastern Syria and Turkish forces from northwest.”

Since January 20, the clashes between the SDF and ISIS have been continuing in Guweiran neighborhood.

The clashes led to a mass displacement after ISIS militants fortified in.