Kurdish Parliamentarians Head to YPG-Held Afrin amid Turkish Offensive

Kurdish Parliamentarians Head to YPG-Held Afrin amid Turkish Offensive

A delegation of Kurdish lawmakers on Saturday (February 10) headed to Afrin amid Turkish offensive against the YPG-held Syrian town, a member of Kurdistan Parliament said.

Sherko Jawdat said that the lawmakers will express the Kurdistan Region’s solidarity and support for the Kurdish fighters and closely monitor the Afrin situation.

They will transfer medical assistance to the Afrin residents who affected by the Turkish attack, according to Jawdat.

“The delegation will prepare a report on Afrin situation in order to be presented during a parliament session,” Jawdat added, saying they will do what they can to inform other countries about Afrin situation.

Turkey on January 20 began a major operation aimed at ousting fighters from the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) from their enclave of the northwestern town of Afrin.

The Health Council of the Canton of Afrin said within 14 days, 298 civilians were injured and 150 were killed in districts and villages of Afrin.