Turkey’s proxy army in northern Syria accused of abusing civilians
Turkish troops and their proxy forces are wreaking havoc in northern Syria, displacing hundreds of thousands and committing alleged war crimes on a daily basis.
The Ankara-commanded proxy militias bear the brunt of the blame for much of the reported atrocities that have affected local Kurds, including executions, kidnappings, rapes, looting, and other crimes.
With over 200,000 displaced according to UN figures, many refugees are claiming that the Turkish forces are planning to flush out the Kurds from settlements and replace them with Arabs loyal to Ankara.
Since October 9, the Turkish offensive has been unrelenting, with US forces even finding themselves in the midst of Turkish artillery fire.
According to the Independent, many of the Syrian Democratic Forces factions are made up of Turkish loyalists of Arab ethnicity and have been fighting on Turkey’s behalf for over three years.
It is unknown when the Turkish ground offensive will slow, as they now find themselves working with Russian assets.
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