Thousands demonstrate against Turkish military presence in Afrin (video)
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – Thousands of people gathered in Kobani in northern Syria on Wednesday to demonstrate against the Turkish military operation in Kurdish-dominated Afrin.
Protesters marched through the streets carrying the flag of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.
Demonstrator Nabi Ahmed explained that the protest was calling out to the international community, including the UN and human rights groups, for support in defending the Kurdish cause and the people of Afrin.
Another demonstrator, Alyaa Husain, said: “We want Erdogan to know that we will never give up, on the contrary, we will resist to the last drop of blood in our bodies.”
In late January, the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield forces launched a large-scale offensive to capture the strategic Afrin region of northwest Aleppo.
By early March, the Turkish-backed forces had captured the Afrin region after the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) withdrew to government-held areas.
However, since losing the Afrin region, the YPG’s sleeper cells have been wrecking havoc on the Turkish-backed forces that are currently deployed all over the northwestern countryside of Aleppo.
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