25 APRIL 2017
URGENT: Condemnation of Aggression by Turkish Military Forces Against
Civilian Populations in Rojava-North Syria and Yezidis in Shingal, Iraqi
The Representation Offices of Rojava-North Syria in Europe hereby strongly
condemn the actions of the Turkish military taken last night, 25 April 2017.
The Turkish army conducted at least 13 air strikes against the General
Headquarters of the YPG in Qarachox area in Cezire canton, Rojava-North
Syria as well as multiple attacks against the Shingal region in an act of
blatant aggression and disregard for the sanctity of human rights and the
lives of civilians. This hostile action must be condemned at once by the
international community, and we call upon the international coalition to
recognize this brutality, hold accountable those responsible, and ensure no
further attacks like this will be allowed to occur.
At a time when the YPG, YPJ, and SDF forces are claiming more and more
victories against the terrorist group IS in and around Raqqa, this is a
clear attempt by Turkey to undermine our progress and achievements in
combating extremism. However, we affirm that these attacks will not deter us
in continuing to prevail against terror and extremism. Our resolve will only
grow stronger following this aggression. Again, we call upon the Syrian
people as well as the entire international community to join us in rejecting
these horrifically hostile actions of the Turkish regime, and to come
together in support of the people in Qarachox, Qamishli, Amouda, Shingal,
and all other affected areas.