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Syria’s Afrin Targeted by Turkey Using Chemical Weapons



According to BEIRUT (Reuters), Syrian Kurdish forces claimed that on Friday a chemical bomb attacked Syria’s Afrin region by Turkish military. Six people were wounded and had severe problems in breathing, which indicated that the gas was chemical. All these are happening while the United Nations called for a prompt humanitarian ceasefire in Syria, on Feb. 6.

However, the Turkish military denied it, as they always do. They has been previously accused of hitting civilians in its Afrin operation, but they denied. As Birusk Hasaka, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia in Afrin reveals, the Turkish military bombarded a village in the northwest of the region, near the Turkish border.

Turkey has recently launched numerous offensive air and ground attacks on the Afrin region. According to the documents, it has started a multi-sided Syrian war, and its goal is to clear the northern Syria of Kurdish fighters.

According to the information gained through the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Turkish military hit Afrin with chemical shells. Civilians were suffering from breathing difficulties and dilated pupils. A doctor complained about the severity of choking in six people.

The YPG and its allies have launched three autonomous cantons in the north, since the beginning of the war in 2011. They became more powerful and consequently expanded their influences with the help of US-led ISIS forces. Washington supported the both militarily and financially. The YPG is considered as terrorists and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and it’s said that it has waged a three-decade insurgency on Turkish soil.