Turkish army and mercenaries attack Sherawa, killing a woman

Turkey's genocidal campaign seeking to invade North and East Syria has continued in violation of international law since October 9.

A new wave of attack by the Turkish forces and allied mercenaries targeted the villages of Birc Qas, Kilute and Mezin in Afrin’s Sherawa district Monday afternoon.

The bombardment killed a 40-year-old woman, Emina Mansur Omer, and injured 35-year-old man Xelîl Bekir Ehmed.

Afrin has been under the occupation of the Turkish state and its mercenary allies for two years now. The attacks of the Turkish state against Afrin began on 20 January 2018 and the invasion of the city was carried out on 18 March 2018. Since the invasion, war crimes have been systematically committed in the region. Almost every day, crimes such as the confiscation of property belonging to local people, kidnapping of civilians for ransom, torture or executions are carried out.

According to Afrin Human Rights Organization figures announced in mid November, 167 men, 28 women and 32 children have been killed since the launch of Turkey’s invasion attacks against Afrin on 20 January 2018. A further 638 civilians were injured, of whom 87 are children. Afrin Human Rights Organization also documented over six thousand abductions, who again include children. In about 3,300 of these cases, there is currently no information on where the victims are being held or what their condition is like. In many cases, bodies of abductees are found at the roadside. Many of them are marked by torture.