Allegations regarding Turkey’s use of chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria can only be confirmed through an independent international inquiry, a French newspaper reported.
A Syrian Opposition MP, Firas Qassas, has said that Ankara and Damascus share a common interest in destroying the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. “In terms of their aims, there is not much difference between the attitudes of the Turkish and Syrian governments,” he said. “They agree on racial superiority and fighting the values of pluralism and coexistence.”
Residents of the strategic Kurdish-controlled border town of Shahba in northern Syria are pressured from both sides, dealing with the effects of recent Turkish operations, and suffering the consequences of a continued embargo imposed by the Assad government.
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