The following excerpts of statements from YPG General Command (March 5 and March 8) to the coordinating team of the ceasefire in Syria, were published on Rêdûr Xelîl’s twitter page. He is the official spokesperson for the People’s Protection Units.
The following official YPG general command statement from March 7 was published today:
“The last massacre committed by these Syrian opposition factions was on Sunday 6 of March as they shelled the neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsood with more than 80 local made gas cylinders (hell cannons); tens of residential buildings were destroyed upon the people, causing the death of 12 civilians, among them children, women and elders – wounding tens.
The Syrian Coalition along with its partner the Kurdish National Council bear the responsibility of the results of these inhuman actions for breaching the truce and cessation of hostilities, for these battalions and factions officially belong to them.
We hereby, demand the Security Council, the United States of America and the Russian Federation to take an immediate action to end these violations committed by the Syrian Coalition and its partner the Kurdish National Council.”
What Russia said today
“Sheikh Maqsood inhabited area (Aleppo) has suffered an artillery attack.
Five civilians have been injured by a mortar attack in Fua and Kafr Khaya (Idlib province).
Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces did not make strikes on armed formations, which follow ceasefire regime and informed the Russian or American Centres for reconciliation about their location.” – Syrian Front
There is a need for a full investigation into the nature of the chemical weapons used and exactly who was responsible for this war crime.