Donnerstag, 24.11.2022 / 12:05 Uhr

Syrian Democratic Forces stellen nach Bombardement Kampf gegen den IS ein

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

Fahne der Syrian Democratic Forces, Bildquelle: Wikipedia

Nach türkischen Luftangriffen erklärte ein Sprecher der SDF heute, sie stellten vorläufig den Kampf den Islamischen Staat (IS) ein:


Unter anderem wurde wohl von der türkischen Luftwaffe auch das berüchtigte Al-Hol Camp angegriffen, in dem tausende IS-Kämpfer mit ihren Familien interniert sind:

Suspected Turkish airstrikes targeted Kurdish positions in the notorious al-Hol camp in northeast Syria (Rojava) which houses thousands of families with links to the Islamic State (ISIS), local media reported on Wednesday, adding that a number of families have taken advantage of the situation and fled. 

The airstrikes targeted the vicinity of the camp on Wednesday afternoon and resulted in a number of families fleeing, triggering an ensuing combing operation by internal security forced (Asayish) attempting to arrest those who have fled, Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported the attack, calling the situation in al-Hol a “state of chaos” and stressing that ISIS-linked families are attempting to flee.

Derweil sind auch die mit der SDF verbündeten US-Militärs in der Region betroffen:

The Pentagon warned on Wednesday that Turkey’s airstrikes against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria endanger US troops and threaten to undermine years of progress in the war against the Islamic State.

Press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said the Defense Department “is deeply concerned” by escalating attacks in Syria, Iraq and Turkey, but did not specify which parties were responsible.

“Recent airstrikes in Syria directly threatened the safety of US personnel who are working … with local partners to defeat ISIS and maintain custody of more than ten thousand ISIS detainees,” Ryder said in a press release.