Social media accounts supporting YPG/PKK terrorists on Monday shared fake photos taken in past years to spread disinformation about Turkey’s anti-terror operation east of the Euphrates River.
They spread lies saying Turkey used a phosphorus bomb in violation of international law during Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, which has been paused until Tuesday as part of a deal with the U.S.
The image was shared on Twitter with the caption: “The Turkish army bombs the #Kurds with US white phosphorus (WP) rocket in Sarekani city- #Rojava”
The actual photo published in New York Times was taken in Libya during the 2012 Arab Spring demonstrations.
The U.S.-made bomb was provided by Washington to King Idris, the then-Libyan ruler.
It was previously revealed by Anadolu Agency that supporters of the terrorist organization used war photographs from around the world in a smear campaign against operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch in Syria.
Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9 to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the YPG/PKK.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.
*Writing by Dilara Hamit
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