Syrian Opposition Group: Turkey Responsible for ISIL’s Crimes in Kobani
A Syrian opposition group dubbed Hayat al-Tansiq (Council for Coordination) held Turkey responsible for ISIL’s horrendous crimes against the Kurdish civilians in the city of Kobani.
“What happened in Kobani was crime against humanity and Turkey as well as all countries supporting the ISIL and Al-Nusra terrorist groups are responsible for it,” the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper quoted Menzar Khoddam, a senior member of Hayat al-Tansiq as saying on Sunday.
He noted that the ISIL terrorists not only pose threat to Syria, but also threaten the international security and peace.
On Friday, a senior Turkish lawmaker disclosed that Turkey has helped the ISIL terrorists to return to Kobani.
“Once again the Turkish officials helped the ISIL terrorists to enter Kobani,” Gaziantep MP Mehmet Shekar revealed.
He noted that the ISIL terrorists had reentered Kobani on seven vehicles, and said, “It is a shame that Turkey paves the grounds for the infiltration of ISIL terrorists to its neighboring country.
The Syrian TV reported on Thursday that the ISIL managed to return to Kobani through Turkey.
The report said that the terrorists reentered the Kurdish city through coordination with the Turkish intelligence-security apparatus.
The conflicts between the Kurdish forces of Kobani along with other Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the ISIL terrorists started again on Thursday morning.
The ISIL was forced out of Kobani and then the Kurdish peshmerga forces left the key Syrian town in April following a half-year deployment to fight terrorists.
The peshmerga, who had first deployed to Kobani in late October last year, successfully helped defeat the ISIL terrorists in the battle for the strategic town.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.
Over 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced due to the ongoing crisis, according to the United Nations.
ISIL, with members from several western countries, controls parts of Syria and Iraq, and has been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.