Kurdish fighters' statement on allegations of 'ethnic cleansing'

Published June 22nd, 2015 - 12:23 GMT
A Syrian woman cries at the Akcakale crossing on June 14, 2015, after an airstrike hit the eastern part of nearby Tal Abyad. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
A Syrian woman cries at the Akcakale crossing on June 14, 2015, after an airstrike hit the eastern part of nearby Tal Abyad. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

It's hard to believe who to trust in the Middle East, especially in Syria. The YPG fighting against Daesh (ISIS) have been facing allegations of ethnic cleansing in the areas they liberated from Daesh (ISIS), accusations we all hope, for the sake of the Syrian people, to be false.

Here's an abridged, paraphrased version of the YPG statement, released after 15 armed opposition groups made the allegations against the Kurds. There have been no confirmations of which side is telling the truth. (For the sake of brevity, we included only the most relevant part of the statement.) 

Work is under way ... to misrepresent the victories achieved against the terrorist groups and show the liberation — accomplished by the People's and Women's Protection Units (YPG and YPJ), the Free Syrian Army and international coalition — as ethnic cleansing. 

We come to all the international human rights organizations and news companies to fully look for the truth of what is happening in Tal Abyad and all the other regions in Kanton Island, to verify of the truth of these accusations ... We are ready to cooperate with you and offer all the support to practice your professional jobs for this matter of freedom.


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