Turkish bombing on NE Syria causes catastrophe – rights activist

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Ongoing Turkish escalation on north and northeast Syria would cause a humanitarian catastrophe, Avin Jum’a, a human rights activist in the city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, said on Thursday.  

Jum’a added that any Turkish military operation will cause a huge wave of displacement in Kobani, Tel Rifaat and Manbij which contain about 300,000 Afrin IDPs in addition to its original inhabitants.

She indicated that they were communicating with many human rights organizations that work on documenting Turkish violations.

Since November 20, 2022, Turkish air force has launched intense airstrikes on all AANES-held areas on Syrian-Turkish border in addition to bombarding areas which are more than 40 km away from the border such as the Global Coalition military base and Hawl Camp in Hasakah and the village of Makman in the northern countryside of Deir ez-Zor.   

“We send periodic reports on all violations, but their response is limited to statements, without any real action to stand against the attacks,” she noted. 

The human rights activist called on the active international powers to pressure on Turkey to stop the recent attacks.

Reporting by Muhammad al-Omari