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San Diego Kurdish Community Expresses Anger Over Turkish Attacks In Syria

Members of the Kurdish community in El Cajon protest Turkish attacks in Syria...

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Above: Members of the Kurdish community in El Cajon protest Turkish attacks in Syria on Oct. 11, 2019

The Kurdish community is expressing anger at the Trump administration's decision to pull U.S. forces out of northern Syria.

During a rally on Friday, community members marched and gave speeches opposing Turkish attacks on Kurdish cities, after the U.S. forces left this week. They are worried that Turkish forces are now killing Kurdish civilians.

Nahayat Mostafa is the secretary of the local Kurdish community center. She's calling for a no-fly zone over Kurdish-controlled cities in Syria after seeing images of Kurdish children killed in Turkish attack.

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"They're children. They should be living their dream. You know, they're just a child," Mostafa said.

The Trump administration has said it will crackdown on Turkey if it finds that it's acting inhumanely in Syria. Kurdish communities are planning other protests across the country this weekend, including one in front of the Turkish Embassy in Los Angeles.

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