(8 Oct 2019) Dozens of wounded US-backed fighters protested outside the UN offices in the northeastern city of Qamishli on Tuesday against threats by Turkey to launch an attack into Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria.
The men and women in wheel chairs, or using crutches, waved posters of Kurdish fighters who were killed over the past years during their fight against the Islamic State group.
One of the banners read: “We were wounded in northern and eastern Syria.”
The war-wounded also chanted slogans against Turkey.
US President Donald Trump said earlier this week the United States would pull US forces out of north-eastern Syria.
Trump then threatened to destroy Turkey’s economy if they went too far.
The US president later cast his decision to abandon the Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from “endless war” in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing a US ally and undermining American credibility.
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