In conjunction with the US withdrawal, the SOHR warns the EU of a new displacement wave into Iraqi Kurdistan and other Syrian areas
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), obsever this morning, the beginning of the withdrawal of US forces from the areas between Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain in northern Syria.
The US withdrawal comes hours after the White House announced that Turkey would soon launch a military operation that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been threatening to launch over the past days, after he resorted to blackmailing European countries and threatening to open the door for millions of refugees to move into Europe. While Europe and the United States have been subjected to Turkish blackmail, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warns of the fate of millions of Syrians who could become refugees if Turkey carries out its threats of war. These millions live in the areas under control of the Syrian democratic forces (SDF) which Erdogan seeks to destroy, they will become refugees and displaced in many regions, including the Kurdistan region of Iraq, once the northern region of Syria to become a disaster-stricken area by the war.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also warns of the fate of more than 14,000 fighters of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, not to mention more than 30,000 ISIS families in northern Syria, and the thousands of elements belonging to ISIS sleeper cells in those areas. The Syrian Observatory calls on the European Union to intervene immediately to stop a new humanitarian catastrophe, a new refugee crisis and the displacement of millions of Syrians in northern Syria to other areas, including Iraqi Kurdistan.