TESTIMONIAL EUROPE 1
Launched on Wednesday, the Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has already killed 15 people, including 8 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH). While several areas were bombed by aviation and artillery, the Turkish government also announced the start of the land phase of the operation, with the arrival on Syrian soil of Turkish military. This decision by Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked a wave of international criticism and will be at the heart of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Meanwhile, on the spot, the civilians are worried and hope to quickly receive the help of the international allied powers, as the Kurdish journalist Nuvin Ibrahim explains, at the microphone of Europe 1.
"Many people do not know what they will become"
"People are scared, some are starting to flee, to other cities further south," she says, reporting that "a five-year-old boy was injured and taken to hospital." Since the beginning of the offensive, thousands of displaced people have started to flee the bombed areas, the OSDH said Wednesday. "Many people do not know what they will become, refugees can be, nobody knows," Nuvin Ibrahim confirms. And to denounce: "the problem is that Erdogan is attacking civilians right now, not just the military, civilians are the victims today."
For the Kurdish journalist in the north-east of the country, a strong reaction from the international community is urgent. "We know we are alone, as always, but we can not defend ourselves against the airstrikes, we hope that the international powers will do something to help the people here."