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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:03 AM

BREAKING: Medical humanitarian charity Mdecins Sans Frontires (Doctors Without Borders) says it...

BREAKING: Medical humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) says it has made the "difficult decision to suspend most of our activities" in northern Syria "and evacuate all our international staff" due to the volatile situation in the region.




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:08 AM

1. The situation must be very dangerous if they are leaving. They operate in war zones and natural

disasters all over the world. Their hospitals have been bombed in Syria in the past.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:11 AM

4. Syrian government troops are likely to arrest journalists, and maybe MSF doctors too

IRAQ, NEAR SYRIA BORDER - Dozens of journalists stepped off white minibuses Monday that carried them out of Syria and into Iraq. Syrian government troops were coming, they said, and may be taking over the region.

"It's over," said one woman in camouflage trousers and boots. "We can't do our jobs."

Turkish assaults in the area had been brutal over the past few days, and reporters have been among the hundreds killed. But the press left mostly because they were traveling with permits from Kurdish authorities in what could possibly soon be Damascus-controlled areas. They did not want to risk arrest.

Sunday, the Syrian government and Kurdish authorities worked out a deal to counter Turkish assaults, but the details are still not clear about who is in charge and where. What is clear is that the deal included deployment of government troops in areas that have been controlled by Kurdish-led forces for years.

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/journalists-evacuate-northeastern-syria-government-troops-take-border-cities

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:52 AM

7. If the journalists are leaving or arrested, war crimes and atrocities

won't be reported.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:08 AM

2. Effing shithole and the Republican effed up party.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:11 AM

3. Turkey is using Islamic militants and ex? Isis fighters as its front line

with the Kurds. That spells a human rights disaster. This is info given last night by Richard Engel on Rachel Maddow's show on msnbc.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:46 AM

6. Remember, Erdogan was all about letting ISIS recruits cross over the Turkey birder. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:18 AM

5. There are still 1,000 US troops trapped in Syria, but alas

McTurtle is still pushing RW judges who are probably pro-Russian.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:02 PM

8. My question would be "WHY" did God send Trump to save our country?

Is the world ONLY about abortion?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:43 PM

10. Also need judges anti-LGBT! Don't forget!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:43 PM

11. To see if enough good people will step up and stop him

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:26 PM

9. Gosh, that's a hard blow. Just sent them an additional donation. eom

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:05 PM

12. Even the helpers can't go where they're desperately needed.

That’s how fucked up this is.

Thanks a heap, donald. Does this make you eligible for a war crimes tribunal?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:42 PM

13. Kick. This needs to be seen and shared. nt

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