Turkish airstrike kills members of US-backed Kurdish force in Syria
A Turkish airstrike has killed four members of a US-backed Syrian Kurdish force.
Top SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] commander Mazlum Kobane has repeatedly said he wants peaceful relations with Turkey. However Turkey calls Kobane a “terrorist” and has placed a bounty on his head.
Just hours before Thursday’s drone strike, locals gathered outside a Russian base within close proximity of the targeted building to protest perceived Russian complicity in the attack on Tawila, Salih Muslim, a senior figure in the Kurdish-run administration in northeast Syria, told Al-Monitor. “The Russians would have known what the Turks were planning,” he said.
“As far as I know, NATO is an organization based on democratic values and principles. Does bombing hospitals fit in with these values? Does killing civilians, women and babies, fit in with these principles? How come Turkey, a supposed NATO member, is allowed to get away with such actions?”