Kurdish Journalist Killed In Turkish Offensive on Afrin

Kurdish Journalist Killed In Turkish Offensive on Afrin

 A Kurdish journalist from Rojava [Kurdish controlled areas in northern Syria] was killed during the Turkish offensive on Afrin.

Correspondent and photographer, Tolhildan Welat, was killed on January 22 in Turkish attacks on the Qestel Cindo Hill in the Shera district northwestern Syria, Firat News Agency reported.

Twenty-two year old Welat worked for People’s Protection Units (YPG) Press Center covering the Turkish offensive on Afrin when he was killed.

For the past four days, Turkish troops and allied rebels have been battling their way into Syria's Afrin canton, which is defended by the American-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The campaign has caused ripples of concern among Turkey's NATO allies, especially the United States, who is still working closely with the YPG to defeat Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.