While the Turkish government officially denied a UN report that the rebels it backs in northern Syria are abusing civilians it quietly called them together and read them the Riot Act, ordering them to stop.
UN war crimes investigators press Turkish authorities to rein in rebel groups they support in northern Syria. In Afrin, the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army "may have committed the war crimes of hostage-taking, cruel treatment, torture and rape."
Urgent: US official - the situation on the ground is deteriorating rapidly in Syria. Extremist Turkish proxies have advanced. US Forces at risk of being isolated. increased risk of confrontation between Turkish proxies and US Forces unless Turkey halts their advance immediately.
Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death. That’s a war crime.
A Turkish airstrike hit a convoy of civilians in northeastern Syria. Numerous journalists were with them and several are reported killed. We don’t yet know their identities. This is the France 2 team letting colleagues know that they are okay. #Awful .