Women's Council: Turkish army and allies must be held to account
Regarding the desecration of fallen YPJ fighters’ bodies by the occupation forces in northern Syria, the Women's Council said; "This evil mentality and barbarism shows the mentality guiding the Turkish state and its allied gangs.”
The Women's Council of North and East Syria released a statement on the desecration of fallen YPJ fighters’ bodies by Turkey's allied jihadist gangs:
The statement said that while the international community still has not recovered from the attacks of the Islamic State, jihadist gangs of the same kind have returned with the Turkish state invasion on North and East Syria.
Noting that 11,000 SDF fighters were lost in the battle against ISIS and thousands were injured, the Council pointed out that this war was fought for protection of all freedom seeking people and for humanitarian values.
The statement continued;
“Today the Turkish state's occupation war on our land is continuing the brutality in the same style as ISIS. The most recent example of this brutality took place in the village of Chelebe in Kobane canton.
Heval Amara, a member of YPJ, was defending the village and her people against the attacks of jihadist gangs. She was martyred by the attacks of these gangs, allied to and supported by the Turkish state.
Her body was brutally desecrated, cut up, and toyed with. This evil mentality and barbarism shows the mentality guiding the Turkish state and its allied gangs.”
The Women's Council stressed that those who have committed these crimes, jihadist gangs and Turkish forces, must be held to account, adding; “The Turkish army and their allied gangs who committed the same travesties with the body of Barin Kobane in Afrin, have now occupied the area from Serekaniye to Gire Spi to continue with the same brutality.”
The Women's Council of North and East Syria called out to international society, women's and human rights organisations, all women's organisations and women of the world, to speak out against and put a stop to this viciousness which violates all international law and moral values.