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admin / April 2, 2018

Hundreds of Civilians Flee Afrin

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“Yezidi genocide survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad issued a warning on Monday about the safety of the Yezidi minority and the whole civilian population in Afrin.

“There is only one road through which people can leave the city” that is “under siege from all sides,” she stated.

Warning of war crimes, including civilian deaths, looting, shaming of minorities, and destruction of religious sites, Murad appealed to international bodies to intervene.

“This horror is reminiscent of the initial actions of ISIS in Iraq… This situation foreshadows ‘ethnic cleansing’ and genocide,” she stated, stressing that now is the time “to heal wounds” and prevent violence in Iraq and Syria” .

Read more in Rudaw.