20/09/2020

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Director concurs UN report accusing Turkey of war crimes in Afrin

After the UN report accusing Turkey and its terrorist groups of committing war crimes in occupied Syrian territories, director Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) issued a statement affirming the UN findings.

SOHR director Abdel Rahman stated that the fabricated lies of Turkish President Erdogan and his administration have now been exposed to the Syrian people and that it is the Turkish intelligence service that introduced ISIS to Syria. He said that this is documented by voice and image and that ISIS entry was from across the Turkish border when ISIS attacked Kobane.

According to Abdul Rahman, 462 violations by Turkey and its terrorist groups have been documented in Afrin since its occupation in March 2018.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has accused terrorist groups in northern Syria of war crimes and other violations of International law, and the High Commissioner has documented the abduction and disappearance of civilians, including women and children, and other serious violations.

In related news, two girls from Rajo and Jindires neighbourhoods in the city of Afrin were abducted by Turkish terrorist groups and taken to an unknown destination.

Youssef Othman, who was only three years old, lost his life as a result of gunfire by a gunman on al-Filat Street in downtown Afrin.