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YPG/PKK siege kills child in Syria

Child died due to lack of medicine and hunger in Deir Ez-Zor, in town besieged by terrorist YPG/PKK

Seyit Ahmet Aytaç   | 15.01.2019
YPG/PKK siege kills child in Syria File Photo

Ankara

By Adham Kako

ANKARA

A siege in eastern Syria by the terrorist PKK/YPG resulted in the death of a sick, malnourished child, a human rights group said Tuesday.

In a statement, the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights said the child died due to both hunger and a lack of medicine during the PKK/YPG siege of the town of Suse, near the eastern city of Deir Ez-Zor.

On Monday, the PKK/YPG captured Deir Ez-Zor’s town of Shiifa from Daesh forces. The terrorist group besieged the area to clear Daesh from all of the towns. Only Suse and Bagoz remain under Daesh control in the region.

The terrorist PKK/YPG also raided a refugee camp which houses thousands of families on the eastern outskirts of Deir Ez-Zor.

As Daesh's influence in eastern Syria has waned, the YPG/PKK has prevented displaced Syrians from returning to their homes, drawing accusations that the group is trying to change the region’s demographic composition.

A recent report by the Federation of Syrian Tribes and Clans stated that some 1.7 million people in the region had been displaced by YPG/PKK terrorists.

In its 30-year terrorist campaign, the PKK -- recognized as a terror group by the U.S., EU, and Turkey -- has taken some 40,000 lives, including women and children. The PYD/YPG is its Syrian branch.

Turkey has promised a counter-terrorist operation against the YPG/PKK in northern Syria, east of the Euphrates River.

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