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Syria: Kurdish children and teachers call for end of Turkish bombing campaign01:59

Syria: Kurdish children and teachers call for end of Turkish bombing campaign

Syrian Arab Republic, Afrin
February 20, 2018 at 00:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Afrin's schoolchildren and their teachers marched arm in arm to call for an end to the Turkish bombing campaign in Syria's northwest Afrin region on Monday. The students say that repeated attacks on schools have meant they are unable to attend school. On the march, children carried posters and chanted slogans critical of the Turkish operation 'Olive Branch,' the military campaign launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Kurdish militia in northern Syria.One schoolgirl said she and her friends would remain defiant. "We are not afraid of Erdogan, and we went out today to tell Erdogan that we are not afraid of him, and we will not be afraid of his aircraft."The students also read a public statement detailing the damage caused by the bombing, including claims that it had destroyed 31 schools and led to the deaths of more than 19 children.

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Afrin's schoolchildren and their teachers marched arm in arm to call for an end to the Turkish bombing campaign in Syria's northwest Afrin region on Monday. The students say that repeated attacks on schools have meant they are unable to attend school. On the march, children carried posters and chanted slogans critical of the Turkish operation 'Olive Branch,' the military campaign launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Kurdish militia in northern Syria.One schoolgirl said she and her friends would remain defiant. "We are not afraid of Erdogan, and we went out today to tell Erdogan that we are not afraid of him, and we will not be afraid of his aircraft."The students also read a public statement detailing the damage caused by the bombing, including claims that it had destroyed 31 schools and led to the deaths of more than 19 children.

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