[size=36]Zebari warns of ethnic cleansing in northern Syria: Washington betrayed the Kurds[/size]
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Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has warned that Turkish troops would carry out ethnic cleansing operations in eastern Euphrates during a military operation against Kurdish fighters.
Zebari said in a statement to Sky News Arabia that the Turkish military incursion into northeastern Syria and east of the Euphrates "is a serious development, not on the situation in Syria but on the whole region."
He explained that "there is a great fear of ethnic cleansing and also killing innocent citizens as a result of aerial bombardments and artillery."
Activists point out that Turkish forces are "indiscriminately targeting" cities and towns in northern and eastern Syria, putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk.
Zebari pointed out that according to previous experiences, "When Turkish forces entered the area, will not leave it so easily."
Despite international condemnation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to stress that he "will not back down" on his military operation, and stresses that his country will not stop the attack against the Kurds, whatever the statements made about them.
According to Zebari, the Turkish aggression may "lead to the mass displacement of the population and replace it with other residents."
and said Zebari , the US abandoned Kurdish fighters "who fought together to defeat the goal of organizing Daesh global threat, the " grand treason ".
He added:" This is a shameful decision and will create a vacuum and additional chaos. "
With regard to the vulnerability of the Iraqi Kurdistan region of these developments, the minister said The former Iraqi Foreign Ministry said that there is a "real fear of a mass exodus from eastern Euphrates into the Kurdistan region."
The department, led by the Kurds, said in a statement that this number includes more than 70 thousand children.
Last Wednesday, Ankara launched a large-scale offensive on the SDF-controlled areas in northeastern Syria, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was aimed at destroying the "terrorist corridor" on Turkey's southern border.
Aid agencies had earlier warned that nearly half a million people near the border were at risk