The gruesome footage allegedly showing pro-Turkish forces breaking the rules of war during Turkey’s military operation in Syria has emerged on social media. Shocking frontline footage has emerged today. The pro-Turkish forces can be seen trampling on the corpse of a female Kurdish fighter.
US forces have seen evidence of war crimes during Turkey’s operation “Peace Spring”, Daily Mail reported. The demanding note about alleged war crimes has already been sent to Ankara, according to President Trump’s special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey.
He said at a House of Representatives hearing: ‘We haven’t seen widespread evidence of ethnic cleansing. Many people fled because they’re very concerned about these Turkish-supported Syrian opposition forces, as we are. We’ve seen several incidents which we consider war crimes.’
Jeffrey added that senior U.S. officials were looking into those reports and had, at ‘a high-level’, demanded an explanation from Turkey’s government. There are also claims that the restricted burning white phosphorus had been used during the Turkish offensive, he added.
The House of Representatives hearing comes as a clip of pro-Turkey militia dishonoring the corpse of a female Kurdish fighter and branding her a whore was shared online and become viral on social networks. The video was brought online by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Sohr), a fighter boasts of defeating the ‘pigs’.
The soldier who speaks in the camera identifies his factions as the Mujahideen of Faylaq (Corps) al-Majd, and shouts that they are standing on ‘the corpses of pigs’. The unidentified fighter names both Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party PYD, who pro-Turkey rebels have been fighting since October 9 and the beginning of the Turkish Operation “Peace Spring”.
But the most shocking part of the video shows militants from the faction trampling on the corpse of a member of the all-Kurdish female Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), which part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The man screams in the clip: ‘This is one of your whores whom you have sent to us,’ . ‘This is one of the whores under our feet.’
The video is yet to be independently checked.