As new Syria n exodus unfolds, some fear they will never go home
Kurdish doctor Farid Mustafa was one of the last to flee Ras al-Ain as Turkish b...
FILE PHOTO: A woman with a baby sits at a back of a truck as they flee Ras al Ain town, Syria October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo
Some 100,000 people have fled their homes since Turkey mounted its offensive in northeast Syria on Wednesday, moving away from the border and deeper into the region - which the Kurdish YPG militia and its allies control.
He fears his Kurdish ethnicity would make him a target if his town of Ras al-Ain falls to Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies, enemies of the YPG.
Turkey’s offensive, its third into northern Syria, kicked off after a withdrawal from part of the border of U.S. forces, whose presence had until then deterred such an attack.
Kobani was the birthplace of the U.S.-YPG military alliance some five years ago, when Washington intervened with air strikes to help Kurdish fighters turn the tide against Islamic State.
That now looks in jeopardy. The Turkish offensive deals yet another blow to an ethnic group left stateless when the Ottoman Empire collapsed a century ago and the Kurds were scattered between Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey.
The road to Hasaka was choked by traffic earlier this week as people fled Ras al-Ain.
The ethnically mixed northeast region is home to some 1.5-2 million people, many of them uprooted from other parts of Syria.
Most of the people fleeing so far have come from the border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain, the current focal point of the Turkish assault.
“Naturally, our husbands stayed in their homes to take up arms. What else are we going to do?”Read more: Reuters Top News
6 million Syrians living in Turkey. Pkk and pyd won't let him go home. Turkey justified. It's time for Syrians to return home. We pray for them 💔💔 They will come back. No damage to civilans why arent you look syrian people in turkey. they are lost everything because of terrorist invasion their homeland
How did the civil war in Syria started? Fight for freedom and then asked foreign powers to interfere? Zu_Demir 👉Koen_Geens1 As new Syrian exodus unfolds, some of Zu_Demir's ethnics have terrible fears, anxiety they will never go home because of terrorists who get instructed by intelligence agents at samsung and Mofa_Belgium
They will be slaughtered by Turkish army, because this is Main Wish for Sultan Erdogan They can go home once Kurd terrorists are defeated. Samoja arabeja/juutalaisia kaikki, miksi keskenään tappelevat?
2 ISIS 'Beatles' transferred from Syrian prison to US military custodyThe U.S. military has taken custody of two notorious ISIS fighters known as 'The Beatles' and moved them to 'a safe location' as Turkey 's military forces move into Syria . Make them vape to death. Is this Trump’s trade off for shitting on the Kurds? Off with their heads, ☪️-style!
I’m sure Trump will welcome all the refugees he’s created into our country. They never will as long as TurkishArmy run buy the dictator RTErdogan is allowed to kill them without international repercussions. stealing from the kurds commiting Genocide to give to Turkish supporting allies. TrumpBetrayedTheKurds. History will not be on there side.
It's so painful and heart-wrenching when despair and hopelessness in Syria is visible even in young children's faces Good thing Trump pulled those 25guys back...imo ✊🏼😭💔 they are running, Turkish army are bombing All the best luck to the National Syrian Army in eliminating terrorism in these areas ❤️🙏🏼
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town and sent panicked civilians scrambling. Ex U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, they were abandoned by USA. 'Kurdish forces'? What regiment do you suppose that kid was in? TrumpGenocide
they are fleeing, Turkish Army are bombling Was that ever even a possibility for them to go home? I never thought they would. Lovely, gentle people. Put the rest of us to shame with what they have endured.
Explosions rock Syrian border towns as Turkey begins offensiveExplosions rocked Syria n border towns as Turkey launched military operations. Turkey is targeting Kurdish militia in its long-threatened offensive. Air strikes and artillery killed at least seven civilians and three Kurdish force members, officials said. Thanks to D J Trump As long as there is no ISIS,we don't care the vendetta between Kurds and Turks,that's none of Americans' business. LindseyGrahamSC so.. your prays for the Kurds didn’t help! What are YOU going to do about it? You and GOP are responsible! KurdsBetrayedByGOP
Lindsey Graham Said Syrian Kurds Were ‘Threat’ to Turkey in Prank CallGraham also appeared to assure the fake Turkish official that his party would help an Erdogan ally get off easy for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran . 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 The only thing he believes in is keeping whatever they have on him secret. It may have been a prank, but it was a revealing one! Schiff should hire these guys!
Turkey's Erdogan lambasts critics of Syrian assault in fiery speechPresident Tayyip Erdogan delivered a fiery defense of Turkey 's military inc... War criminal aided by Trump. This man should be tried for crimes against humanity, and Trump with him. It is disgusting what Turkey is doing right, disgusting! You are not a man of integrity.
Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to EuropeWhat a great ally Our POTUS probably lost bladder control when Erdogan looked at him like that. Who else is saying this ?