A U.S. diplomat is demanding answers from Anakara after he noted evidence of Turkish war crimes against the Kurds in norther Syria. James Jeffrey, who serves as the special representative for Syria, gave this testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee:
“Many people fled because they’re very concerned about these Turkish-supported Syrian opposition forces, as we are. We’ve seen several incidents which we consider war crimes.”
Jeffrey contined to say that the U.S. will be investigating reports that burning white phosphorus was used in the offensive. The use of white phosphorous as a munition is forbidded under the Geneva Conventions.
Violent videos capturing segments of the offensive shows atrocities committed by Turkish forces and their allies.