Commander in al-Khabur forces warns that Turkey wants to repeat World War I massacres

The Commander of the Assyrian Khabur Guards' Forces, Madeleine Khamis, warned that the continuation of the Turkish attack on the Khabur line endangered the lives of tens of thousands of Assyrians, Armenians and Syriacs, and stressed that all their calls for a no-fly zone over NE, Syria remained unanswered.

The Turkish offensive in NE, Syria has been continuing since October 9, leaving hundreds of martyrs and hundreds of civilians wounded, as well as forcing more than 300,000 civilians to flee Serêkaniyê area of Al-Jazeera region and Tal Abyad canton in the Euphrates region.

As the Turkish offensive continued, and after the occupation of Serêkaniyê    region, the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries extended to Tel Tamr, which includes tens of thousands of Armenians, Assyrians and Syrians, raising fears of a repeat of the massacres committed by the Ottoman Empire against these components during World War I between 1914. 1915.

"Despite the ceasefire agreement, the Turkish occupation army continued its attacks, forcing hundreds of people from these villages to flee," Khamis said.

"We are responding to attacks within the framework of our right to legitimate defense, and the occupation army uses all kinds of heavy weapons, including reconnaissance and drones' munitions."

The commander pointed out that they have demanded many times to prevent the flight of Turkish planes over their areas "but those demands have not been met."

In 2015, the villages of Khabur were brutally attacked by mercenaries who committed massacres against Christians and destroyed their places of worship.

Madeleine Khamis warned against massacres of Armenians, Assyrians and Syriacs in the villages of Khabur. "historically, Turkey has a history of massacres. Our people are threatened and living in danger. Turkey wants to complete the massacres it committed during the First World War."



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