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Turkish Offensive - "We fear for his life": the concern of a mother for her daughter held by the Kurds in Syria

2019-10-15T05:01:17.410Z

While her daughter has been for several months in a camp in northern Syria held by the Kurds, Christina is worried about the consequences of the Turkish offensive, and calls Emmanuel Macron to repatriate French women and their children still in these camps. & nbsp;



While her daughter has been for several months in a camp in northern Syria held by the Kurds, Christina is worried about the consequences of the Turkish offensive, and calls Emmanuel Macron to repatriate French women and their children still in these camps.

TESTIMONIAL EUROPE 1

She makes an appeal to Emmanuel Macron. Resident of the Lille region, Christina (the name was changed) saw her daughter go to Syria in 2016 with her companion, for alleged humanitarian reasons. In recent months, the latter is located in the north of the country, in the camp of Ain Issa, held by the Kurds and hosting including women of jihadists who fled the Islamic State with their children. Since the offensive launched by Turkey, this camp is the object of rumors of leaks and escapes. But at the microphone of Europe 1, Christina assures that it is indeed the Kurds who chased his daughter. "We fear for her life", she testifies, calling France to repatriate soon.

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"Since the Turkish offensive, my daughter, when she could join me, explained to me that the bombs were falling close to the tents, and that they would die if nothing was done," says Christina. Then, in a last distraught message from Sunday, her daughter tells her that she has to leave the camp. "The Kurds asked them to go out, and my daughter, with her baby and other French women, finds herself in the Syrian desert without protection without food, water, shelter," says Christina. "They wanted to go back to the camp to get food, but they realized that the Kurds were burning the tents."

"They have nowhere to go"

"While Bashar al-Assad's army is currently reaching the north-east of the country, and in the area, the Turkish operation is continuing, Christina fears that her daughter and the women who accompany her are injured." are in the middle of the clashes, they have nowhere to go, "she warns.

Christina therefore asks that France "repatriate these children and these women", and that the latter "agree to be judiciarized in France and to report to the French justice". And to believe him, his daughter would be ready to engage in the justice of his country. "Most of the women she spoke to in these camps wanted to return to France, explain themselves, report to justice," says Christina. "That's why they never tried to flee." And the mother to launch "a call to President Emmanuel Macron", so that he "repatriate all these children, these women, so that we understand a little better what happened, we have answers to our questions ".

About 12,000 Islamic State (IS) fighters, including 2,500 to 3,000 foreigners, are held in Kurdish-controlled prisons, according to figures from Kurdish sources. And IDP camps in northeastern Syria are home to around 12,000 foreigners, 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

Source: europe1

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