The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia on Tuesday said several civilians were killed when a Turkish military convoy opened fire on stone-throwing protesters in the town of Kobani in northeastern Syria.
SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said the Turkish army “is firing live bullets on Kurdish protesters and killing them in broad daylight, before the eyes of the whole world.”
In addition to holding a protest rally in Kobane, local residents confronted the convoy and threw stones at its armored vehicles as they passed.
Over on the Iraqi frontier of the former Islamic State “caliphate,” a commander with the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga militia warned on Tuesday that Turkey’s invasion of Syria has unleashed chaos that will help ISIS rally its forces and become a serious military threat again.
Kurdistan 24 News quoted peshmerga General Sirwan Barzani warning that his forces and their allies “don’t have enough of a presence to prevent ISIS from accessing the Quarachukh mountain,” a mountain that has long been a rally point and hiding place for ISIS fighters.