"They massacre our children, they commit genocide"
Fatima Beta is the mother of two children injured in the Tel Rifat massacre. "I immediately ran to look for them, the bodies were scattered all over," she tells.
On 2nd December, the Turkish army carried out a massacre of refugees from Afrin who had sought shelter in Til Rifat in the northern Syrian canton of Shehba. Eight children between the ages of 3 and 15 and two adults were killed and more than ten civilians were injured in Turkey's attack on a residential area. The families of the victims are furious at the silence of the international community.
"One leg of my brother was torn off"
Ilyas Hesûn, who himself was injured in the attack, tells: "I was sitting with my brother Edhem in front of the house when we suddenly heard a very loud noise. I was injured by shrapnel, while my brother's leg was torn off."
"We're refugees, why are they killing us?"
Fatima Betal, mother of two children injured in the attack, tells the following: "It was about two o’clock in the afternoon. Suddenly I heard a loud noise. I immediately ran to look for my children, the bodies were scattered everywhere. They have already driven us out of Afrin, but the Turkish military continues to bomb us here too. We are civilians, we are refugees. Why are they bombing us? Why are they killing our children? What does the occupying Turkish state want from the Kurds? They massacre our children, they commit genocide."
Betal condemns the silence of the US and Russia on the massacre.