Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have “executed” nine civilians in town of Tal Abyad northeastern Syria. Other reports said that the leader of Syrian Future Party, Hevrin Khalaf, was also killed on Saturday near Qamishli and Initial reports claimed that Khalaf was killed in a Turkish airstrike. Nervin released a statement a day earlier to denounce the Turkish military incursion into Syrian Kurdistan, calling it a conspiracy that aims at dividing the Syrians.
Following several other European countries such as Germany, Finland and Norway, France also decided to halt arms exports to Turkey. Turkey has begun the offensive against the Kurdish fighters in Syria since Wednesday, as a result of which, over 90 civilians have been killed or wounded so far, while more than 100,000 others have been displaced and According to The UN World Food Program, the majority of the displaced are from the border towns of Ras al-Ayn (Sare Kani) and Tal Abyad (Gire Sipi)
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that several Islamic State (IS) detainees managed to escape a prison in northern Syria as the region is being challenged by the Turkish offensive. The center said the detained jihadists escaped from Jirkin prison in Qamishli.
The Arab League condemned the Turkish military incursion, describing it as “an invasion of an Arab state’s land and an aggression on its sovereignty”. Erbil governor office said on Saturday that it had started the preparations to receive displaced civilians from Syria, as Turkey has intensified the bombardments in the neighboring country.