Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tragedy in Afrin

It has been very sad to learn that Turkey is currently launching military operations against the Syrian Kurds in Afrin, the same Syrian Kurds who did so much to fight back against the criminal network known as ISIL and who had recently liberated Raqqa city from ISIL's tyranny.

It has long been known that Turkey has been suspicious of the Syrian Kurds because of their links with the Kurdistan Workers Party which has intermittently waged an armed insurgency against Turkey since 1984. But to think that those who had gained the admiration of the world in their struggle against the criminal network known as ISIL now face this military attack is a terrible state of affairs. It is to be hoped that a diplomatic solution that will stop this tragic round of violence will be found soon.

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