A group of activists and human rights defenders announced the formation of a committee to uncover the circumstances surrounding the atrocities that ISIS committed against civilians in the town of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) in June 2015. The committee will look into the role of the PYD militia in facilitating the entry of the ISIS terrorist group into the town which was under the control of the PYD back then.
The announcement was made at a meeting between a delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) headed by Vice President Abdel Hakim Bashar, and the participation of members of the General Assembly Shallal Kaddo and Imad Barho, activists and human rights defenders specialized in legal affairs and documenting violations. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Kurdish National Council in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Participants decided to establish a committee to reveal and document the details of the atrocities, in preparation for submitting it to the relevant international organizations.
They stressed the need to draw up a road map by documenting the testimonies of witnesses and survivors in order to know the truth of what happened and how the ISIS terrorists reached the center of the town without any resistance, and how they committed that horrific massacre against the people.
The families of the victims are still demanding the disclosure of the truth of what happened, and how the ISIS elements entered the town, which was under the control of the PYD militia.
The General Secretariat of the Kurdish National Council had held the PYD militia responsible for the massacre, which claimed the lives of nearly 600 civilians, most of them children, women and the elderly, and held it responsible for refusing to reveale the truth since then.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)