President of International Religious Freedom Secretariat Nadine Maenza urges the U.S. to stop Turkish attacks on North and East Syria

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — After her visits to North and East Syria, President of the International Religious Freedom Secretariat and former Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Nadine Maenza stated that the Turkish strikes in Syria are considered war crimes, and that supporting the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is in the interest of the U.S. and the Syrian people.

Maenza declared that the SDF, in cooperation with the U.S.-led International Coalition, was not only fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), but also fighting for the future of peoples of North and East Syria.

Maenza urged the U.S. Administration to stop the Turkish occupation, because it threatens another stage of attacks, after more than 200 air strikes that targeted electricity and water plants, hospitals, schools, and other civilian infrastructure, and deprived 2 million people of the region of electricity and water.