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In pictures: ‘Stop Turkish invasion,’ Sulaimani rallies for Afrin

By Sartip Othman 29/1/2018
A demonstration was held in Sulaimani on Monday to protest Turkey's attack on Afrin and to show solidarity with their Kurdish brethren.

Hemin Hassan, the organizer of the protest of Sulaimani, told Rudaw that “our experience has proven that if we as Kurds are not united and if we do not support each other, the outside forces cannot help us.”

Another organizer, Shoresh, said Turkey’s offensive was targeting what had been one of the safest parts of war-torn Syria.

Protesters held signs calling on the UN to intervene and portraits of YPG fighters, including Avesta Khabur of the all-female YPJ, who reportedly killed herself detonating explosives to destroy a Turkish tank in Hememe village on Saturday.

At least 55 civilians have been killed since the start of the operation on January 20, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

 

 

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