Skip to comments.Turkish gunfire wounds two Syrian Kurdish journalists in northeastern Syria
Posted on 11/08/2018 2:42:56 PM PST by Texas Fossil
Ibrahim Ahmad and Gulistan Mohammed, who work for the Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA/Hawa, sustained gunshot injuries while covering the clashes between Turkish and Kurdish forces and the Turkish armys cross-border bombardment of the town. The condition of Ahmad, who was hit in the leg, is stable, but Mohammeds condition is much more worrying because the bullet struck her in the face.
Both were shot by a Turkish sniper, according to the ANHA/Hawa news agency which told RSF that the Turkish forces were just a few dozen metres away from the reporters close enough to tell from their cameras and microphones that they were journalists.
Combatants must respect UN Security Council Resolution 1738 on the safety of journalists in armed conflicts, and must not target them or detain them as if they were participants in the conflict, said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSFs Middle East desk. The Turkish authorities must accept that this imposes obligations on them, both with regard to their own armed forces and the groups they support.
Turkish forces have also been fighting Syrian Kurdish forces in northern Syrias Afrin region, 250 km to the west, where Turkeys military intervention began in January and where Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces have carried out a series of abductions of journalists this year.
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They have made a practice of targeting reporters throughout their involvement in Syria. They attempted to assassinate a prominent reporter in Manbij, he recovered after several months. It is clearly a practice to silence criticism of the reality of Turkey's illegal actions. And the fact that they have multiple Islamist Terrorist groups working for them in Syria.
Here is another article about this, from the news source that these 2 injured journalists worked for:
If their reporters are as dishonest as many of our own, no sympathy coming from these quarters.
They are NOT dishonest . I can vouch for that from lots of experience with the two (ANF and ANHA) in N. Syria. Both are very accurate.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
The Three Amigos
Do you really approve the murder of journalists, whose reporting you do not like?
No. But I would shed no tears if it did happen to some of our own lying presstitutes. The ones who should be serving time for their behavior.
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