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Desperate Syrian refugees fleeing heightened violence in the north-west of Syria are being shot at and beaten at the Turkish border as they try to flee, Human Rights Watch says.
The human rights group said refugees who had succeeded in crossing to Turkey using smuggling routes told of Turkish border guards shooting at them during their crossing, while others reported asylum seekers being detained and denied medical assistance.
"Syrians fleeing to the Turkish border seeking safety and asylum are being forced back with bullets and abuse," said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.
"As fighting in Idlib and Afrin displaces thousands more, the number of Syrians trapped along the border willing to risk their lives to reach Turkey is only likely to increase."
In interviews Human Rights Watch conducted, witnesses described children being among those shot as they tried to cross, while others spoke of being hit by Turkish border guards and forced back after being caught.
One witness told HRW that a woman had given birth while attempting to cross the border but that Turkish border guards sent her and the child back to Syria without providing medical assistance.
Seems to me that they are creating critical medical cases!
Also, the more innocent refugees OUT of Syria, the easier it will be to bomb the crap out of whoever is left - Assad, ISIS, Al Qaeda...
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...Can somebody PLEASE figure out who the good guys and bad guys are??!!!
The good guys are the guys who win, and the bad guys are the guys who lose.
What if it's Assad?
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...What if it's Assad?
If he wins, he's good; if he loses, he's bad. History is written by the winners.
Everything is relative
In it's own way
Like a starry summer night
Or a sunny winter's day
Dan (DANCULBERSON) said:
History is written by the winners.
Then torn apart by academics centuries later.
The truth always comes out.
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...The truth always comes out.
There is no "truth" in the sense of an absolute truth, because everything is relative. "Truth" is what a majority of people agree to be the truth, just as a "fact" is what a majority of people agree to be a fact. In other words, all generalizations are false.
Is that a belief?
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...Is that a belief?
I refuse to get into another argument (i.e., debate) with you about "belief." I get the feeling that you have an understanding that a "belief" in something is by definition "false." I can believe in something that is true. I believe that in the decimal numeric system 2 + 2 = 4, which is "true." What I have just written is one of my "beliefs."
I admitted I have beliefs in the evolution thread!
But I will never stop teasing you about it.
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...But I will never stop teasing you about it.
I can take a good tease, but I am losing my hair faster than I want to.