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UN: Turkish forces in Syria have displaced 160,000 civilians
2019-10-15
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Turkish military offensive in Syria has displaced at least 160,000 civilians, the UN secretary general said on Monday in a statement urging an “immediate de-escalation.”
That's why we have a UN -- to keep track of these things.
Secretary-General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
"is gravely concerned over the military developments in northeast Syria," the statement said.

It said Guterres was urging "all parties to resolve their concerns through peaceful means," adding that "civilians not taking part in hostilities must be protected at all times."

Guterres also expressed "serious concern" that the Ottoman Turkish onslaught could lead to the "unintended release of individuals" associated with ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
Some of the Kurdish forces guarding ISIS prisoners or their families have been pulled away to fight the Turks, raising fears that many ISIS forces of Evil might be able to escape.

Guterres also demanded "sustained, unimpeded and safe humanitarian access to civilians in need" to allow the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
and its humanitarian partners to carry out aid work.

Meanwhile,
...back at the hanging, Butch continued with his last words, trying not to repeat himself too often......
the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that the Ottoman Turkish military offensive in Syria has displaced more than 250,000 civilians.
That's why we have a Syrian Observatory for Human Rights -- to keep track of that sort of thing.
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Posted by:Fred

#2  Well, with UNRWA winding down (at least in terms of US financial participation) you'd think the UN bigs would be happy to see a potential new gig on the horizon...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-10-15 12:43  

#1  Oh the United Nations has expressed concerns. Will they send in their rapey blue helmets or merely write a sternly written letter in Spanish and Swahili?
Posted by: Airandee   2019-10-15 12:13  

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