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Kurds say Afrinís only hospital hit by Turkish air strike, dozens killed
The Region ^ | (3-16-18) 16/03/2018 23:03 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Posted on 03/17/2018 9:42:51 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

Senior Kurdish officials on Friday evening say that Afrin’s hospital was hit by Turkish air strikes and that dozens of civilians were killed in heavy air strikes amidst reports that the Turkish army is closing in on Afrin, a Kurdish majority town.

“Afrin hospital was the only medical facility under service. It has been hit by 3 missiles. 15 bodies has been identified, many more are scattered all over the place. We are waiting for more details," Aldar Xelil, a senior Kurdish official told the Region.

“The Turkish army has bombarded the only hospital in Afrin, there are reports of at least 15 civilians killed, and many other wounded. So what law Turkey is working with? So what are the UN laws, so they are keeping silent, to these crimes committed by Turkey, this can be considered war crime,” Ilham Ahmed, another Kurdish official said on her official Twitter account.

According to Kurdish officials at least 47 civilians were killed in total on Friday, including 16 of them children and 14 women. Including 2 pregnant women, Abdulkarim Omer, a senior Kurdish official confirmed.

Sherwan Berry, the co-head of the Kurdish Red Crescent confirmed the hospital was bombed and told the Region in an exclusive interview that the situation is dire.

(Excerpt) Read more at theregion.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: afrin; bombs; hospital; turkey
Clearly we witness history of Turkey repeating itself in another Massacre/Genocide, they have never admitted a single one, not ever.

Here is visual proof of what the author writes:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYe7Fo-WsAAkx1g.jpg

From Turkey's own aerial photos which they use to try to deny the bombing. (irony)

1 posted on 03/17/2018 9:42:51 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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Syria Ping
2 posted on 03/17/2018 9:45:00 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

And we look away. Erdogan seems to have a green light to eradicate the Kurds not only in South East Turkey, but also in Syria near the border with Turkey.


3 posted on 03/17/2018 9:57:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Turks - genocidal maniacs


4 posted on 03/17/2018 9:59:42 AM PDT by The Cuban
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To: Texas Fossil

Erdogan is not our friend. He is a power-hungry Muslim who wants to rule the world and kill everyone who won’t play ball with him.

One of Obama’s best pals.


5 posted on 03/17/2018 10:03:59 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Totally accurate.


6 posted on 03/17/2018 10:21:27 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Truth29

Yes, green light from Russia, Iran and probably Assad.

All Totalitarian EVIL of the first order.


7 posted on 03/17/2018 10:23:28 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Our NATO ally killing Kurds.


8 posted on 03/17/2018 10:45:56 AM PDT by McGruff (It's time to investigate the investigators)
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To: McGruff

Yes.

Exactly correct.


9 posted on 03/17/2018 10:50:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: McGruff

And they have directly threatened invasion of 2 more NATO members.


10 posted on 03/17/2018 10:51:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Erdogan is emulating Hitler. He treats Christians, Kurds, like Jews. I haven’t seen it in the press but I bet he treats Jews the same way Hitler did. Maybe the Kurds should seek an alliance. With Isreal.


11 posted on 03/17/2018 2:32:20 PM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: Retvet

Correct. Yes, Jews were massacred in Turkey along with Armenians, Greeks, Ezidi’s, Alevi’s, Kurds, Assyrians. There was an element of Kurds who were Jewish, 400,000 left Iraq and surrounding countries. Erdogan refers to them as Mountain Jews. Most of them went to Israel.

The relationship is in place. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel offered to recognize Kurdistan (what is KRG in Iraq now).

Yes, it is a natural tie. It is also why Erdogan the Islamist hates Kurds so much. Same with Iranian mullahs.

Are we flirting with Armageddon? No one knows. There appears to be some missing pieces for that to happen yet, but that could evaporate.


12 posted on 03/17/2018 2:41:57 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Isn’t there a way we can kick these SOBs out of NATO? They’re more harm than good to the organization now.


13 posted on 03/17/2018 3:50:51 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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