The International Committee of the Red Cross says hundreds of children, mostly boys, have been moved to prisons from al Hol camp in Al Hasakah, Syria. The area is controlled by US-backed YPG militia.
A roadside bomb exploded in the northern Syrian district of Afrin, killing at least three people and injuring three others.
The PKK has backed itself into a corner through its attacks, policies and tactics and now faces a growing alliance against it.
In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry “strongly” condemned the attack and its perpetrators, including one of the YPG/PKK’s other aliases, the so-called SDF.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
The youth of Arab-dominated Manbij city were forced to join the SDF ranks for years until the longstanding resentment exploded into social unrest.
YPG/PKK terrorists opened fire to disperse the protesters and detained many civilians during the past two days who had participated in the popular movement against the terror group's forced recruitment of children.
President Erdogan says Turkey aims to rid the country's southern borders of terrorism completely as Ankara launches a new Operation Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt in northern Iraq.
Increasing diplomatic ties with the SIG comes with few risks but will have a significant effect on the future of Syria and the region. This is an opportunity to gain with little to lose.
The YPG has proved that it is incapable of managing the Al Hol camp in Syria, that was a terrible idea from its outset.
Turkey is actively imposing a safe-zone against Russia. Assuming the new doctrine holds, it means an end to Russian and Iranian hopes for a military solution in Syria.
It is an unprecedented power spread, but Washington has established military bases and deployed troops across all seven continents.
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