Syrian Kurds accuse Turkish forces of cleansing local population

A spokesman for the Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria says Turkish invading forces are displacing local populations in northern Syria.

"The goal of the Turkish state is to annihilate the region's population and replace them with Islamic extremists," spokesman Shervan Darwish of the Minbij Military Council says, adding that he views Turkey as an "occupying force" in Syria.

He said Turkish airstrikes have killed dozens of civilians, though a Turkish official this week denied these allegations. Darwish called for an international investigation into Turkey's offensive.

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