In response to an attack that killed six people in Istanbul on November 13, Ankara, which blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), launched Operation Sword Claw a week later against the forces Kurds present in Iraq, but also and above all in northern Syria, the scene since then of daily aerial bombardments.
In the past two days, the operation has entered a new phase. After mainly targeting the hilly regions around the city of Kobane, “the campaign extended on Wednesday [23 novembre] in the areas of northeastern Syria − Rojava −, where non-military targets are mainly targeted”, writes the Kurdish media Rudaw.
On Wednesday, November 23, eight Kurdish fighters detached to the security of the Al-Hol camp – housing more than 50,000 relatives of jihadists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group, including more than 10,000 foreigners – were killed in Turkish strikes .
Added to this is the threat posed by the