By Nathan Akehurst in Britain:
Monday, February 12, 2018
MPs warn of Foreign Office “incoherence” on plight of Kurds
THE Foreign Office has an “incoherent” position on the future of Syrian Kurds and has failed to defend Iraqi Kurds, MPs charged yesterday.
A damning report from the Commons foreign affairs committee said that Boris Johnson’s department needs a “clear view” on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The YPG has formed a major part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the British government has been supporting with air strikes in the fight against Isis.
But Turkey views the group and its political wing the Democratic Union Party (PYD) as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is classed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey and Britain.
and by other NATO governments like the Netherlands.
… The committee recommended the Foreign Office “clarify its own position on the relationship between the PYD/YPG and the PKK.”
The criticism follows renewed violence in the region.
Following the independence referendum in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region — deemed unconstitutional by Baghdad — last year, Iraqi government forces stormed disputed territories in a campaign involving numerous allegations of rights abuses. …
In northern Syria, Turkey launched an offensive aimed at removing Kurdish forces from the Afrin and Tel Rifaat areas three weeks ago. More than 60 civilians have been killed and the invasion has been dogged with allegations of war crimes, including the deployment of napalm.
Yet ministers had “little to say” on the corruption or human rights issues, according to the committee.
Opposition politicians have condemned the ongoing violence and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has expressed “solidarity with the Kurdish people.”
Multiple reports confirm US killed Russians in Syrian oilfield airstrikes: here.
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Turkish bombardment kills a young woman in South Kurdistan
Artillery attack by the Turkish army claimed the life of a young woman in southern Kurdistan.
Turkish invasion forces that continue their attacks against southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq, have launched an artillery attack on Barzan region at 15:30 Saturday afternoon.
According to RojNews, the bombardment targeted an area in Şêrwan Mezin sub-district in Hewler’s (Erbil) Mergesor region, and killed a 19-year-old woman.
The woman was identified as Dinyar Reşid Naci from the village of Bawra. Her body has been taken to Soran Forensic Medicine Institute.
The Turkish state has been attacking South Kurdistan region for months, systematically targeting civilian areas. Prohibited weapons such us cluster munition have also been used in Turkey’s attacks that harm local people the most. Dozens of civilians have been victims of Turkey’s aerial bombardments and artillery attacks.
Source: ANF NEWS DESK 01-07-2018
Turkish bombardment starts huge wildfire in Bradost
A large forested land has reduced to ashes as a result of Turkish bombardment in Bradost region of South Kurdistan.
The occupant Turkish state continues its attacks against southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq, which destroy the nature in addition to endangering the life of local population, causing civilian losses from time to time.
A most recent bombardment carried out by Turkish fighter jets targeted the areas of Helkêla and Dêliyan mountain. The bombardment started a fire in this area, as a result of which dozens of decares of forested land and the agricultural land in Nawmêrgan and Helgêlan villages burned to the ground.
On the other hand, Turkish soldiers opened fire on and obstructed the local people who wanted to fight the fire in an attempt to prevent it from spreading.
Source: ANF BRADOST 08-07-2018
Turkish attacks destroy the nature in Southern Kurdistan
Bombardments of the occupant Turkish state started a fire in and around the village of Kortek. The fire left thousands of trees in ashes and many animals perished.
The occupant Turkish state that imposes a genocide on the Kurdish people declared officially on June 11 that an operation would be launched against southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
This aggression was, no doubt, nothing new. The Turkish state has long been carrying out all kinds of annihilation attacks against Kurdistan freedom struggle. Kurdish people are, as always, resisting against the attacks with determination.
The Turkish state is not only attacking Kurdistan freedom struggle but also trying to destroy the nature of Kurdistan. Dictator Tayyip Erdoğan is targeting all the living beings in Kurdistan- women, children, young and old alike- for the sake of his rule.
Little Solin, who died, along with five members of her family, in a bombardment by Turkish warplanes on Kortek road in 2010, is a severe and blatant example of the aggressive savagery of the Turkish state.
The Turkish state is systematically burning down the Kurdistan geography every year. A few days ago, yet another Turkish bombardment started a fire around the Kortek village. Thousands of trees in the targeted forested area burned to ashes.
The fire that lasted two days spread to a larger area where a monument erected in memory of Little Solin and her family is located. The fire could be taken under control only thanks to the efforts of the local people.
A large number of animals also perished as a result of this fire. Some other animals that managed to survive are relentlessly trying to rebuild a nest now.
Source: ANF NEWS DESK 15-07-2018
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