Syrian Kurds accused of ethnic cleansing and killing opponents

Syrian groups backed by the West have been accused of driving people into the arms of Isil, executing prisoners and killing hundreds of people in recent inter-factional fighting.

The YPG, the Kurdish group being backed both by the United States to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and by the Russians to fight US-supported anti-Assad rebels, is sending civilians into flight with its behaviour, according to a former US ambassador to the country, Robert Ford.

“In some cases, Syrian refugees flee it and don’t go towards the Kurdish areas – they run away from them and into Islamic State territory,” Mr Ford told a Senate committee hearing.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I wish Israelis would follow the Kurdish example.

  • I am sure there is all manner of ethnic in-fighting.

    I am also sure that those who refuse to call genocide what it is are willing to discredit the other side so that they can be more comfortable in their apathy/antipathy.

  • Alain

    I am still trying to figure out what kind of problem this is supposed to be.

  • Hard Little Machine

    We need to nuke the entire region. Sterilize it of all life.