Turkey’s mercenaries use German tanks in northern Syria
German politician Jelpke said that a genuine arms embargo would be a first step to stop Turkey's war of aggression against northern Syria.
In Northern Syria, the terrorist group Jaysh al-Islam is advancing together with Leopard 2 tanks of German production. The German government provides the Turkish army with funds for a war of aggression against international law.
"Recent images from Northern Syria show the consequences of the unscrupulous arms deliveries of the German Federal Government to Turkey. Mercenaries from the terrorist group Jaysh al-Islam are moving in together with Leopard 2 tanks of the Turkish army. Under the protection of German weapons, the remnants of ISIS and al-Qaeda and other terrorist mercenaries are committing the most serious war crimes", comments Ulla Jelpke, spokeswoman for Domestic Affairs of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, regarding the footage of jihadist militias advancing under the protection of Leopard 2 tanks.
The deputy continues: "While the federal government pretends to fight jihadism, it continues to support the AKP regime politically and militarily. The German government is thus not only providing the means for a war of aggression contrary to international law, but is also contributing to the threat to security in Germany through the resurrection of ISIS. The Federal Government must finally end its dirty cooperation with the AKP regime. A genuine arms embargo would be a first step to stop Turkey's war of aggression".
Jaysh al-Islam was founded in 2011 in East Ghouta under the command of the Salafist Zahran Alloush. This group, supported by Saudi Arabia, used chlorine gas in the attacks on Sheikh Maqsoud (Şêx Meqsûd) neighborhood of Aleppo. After Zahran Alloush was killed, his brother Mohammed Alloush took his place. The group attended the meetings in Riyadh and Astana, and after leaving Ghouta, they established their bases together with Faylaq al-Rahman in al-Bab and Afrin.