‘Stop Shooting Syrians Fleeing Daesh Areas,’ HRW Warns Turkey



‘Turkey is at it again. The nation accused with tons of evidence of supporting Daesh, assisting it with arms and being the conduit it uses to sell oil of billions of dollars annually, is accused of shooting at Syrian refugees fleeing Daesh-controlled areas running for the Turkish border refugee zone.

The Turkish border has remained shut to all but the most seriously injured Syrians.

RT reports that the: Human Rights Watch has called on Turkey to stop firing on Syrian civilians fleeing fighting and allow them to cross the Turkish border. The UN Refugee Agency asked Ankara to provide data on possible refugee deaths in shelling on the Syrian border.

“As civilians flee ISIS fighters, Turkey is responding with live ammunition instead of compassion,” Gerry Simpson, senior refugee researcher at HRW, said in a statement. “The whole world is talking about fighting ISIS, and yet those most at risk of becoming victims of its horrific abuses are trapped on the wrong side of a concrete wall,” he added.

A new wave of refugees has fled northern Syria for the Turkish border after Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) opened fire on communities that had sheltered them. Three people were killed and thousands more were uprooted, the Guardian reported.

“The border is supposed to be a refuge, but it is a barrier to push us back into hell,” Abdul Aziz Rizk, who fled the Iqdah camp, told the Guardian. “All we want to do is get out of here.” Read full on RT