In late July 2020, an American patrol of 4 vehicles arrived in a Syrian village, and the soldiers that came out attempted to sexually harras underage children who were swimming in the river, Russian news website Rusvesna reported, citing eyewitness claims.
One of US soldiers allegedly put the child on his lap and gave him candy and money, after which he began to touch him. The children ran away from them and told their families.
When the relatives came out, the patrol left immediately. According to Rusvesna, the relatives turned to a lawyer in order to have court proceedings against them servicemen.
Native children also said that the boys began throwing stones at “the perverts from the US Army.”
Rusvesna spoke with the lawyer of the victims – Muayya Suleiman.
“On the fact of this crime, we drew up a lawsuit and sent it to the prosecutor’s office of Kamyshli to give permission to consider this material in the court of first instance.
We handed over all documents, evidence and witness statements confirming the crime. The lawsuit is filed against the US President, US Secretary of Defense and the US Chief of the General Staff.
When we see the American flag waving on our land, we start to wonder – what are they doing here? On what basis are they here?
Is this in line with international law? Why do they oppress human rights in another sovereign state? These crimes show the whole world that Americans do not respect human rights and are wreaking havoc in the same way as in Afghanistan and Iraq. After the judge makes a decision, the material will be sent to the international court and UNICEF,” the lawyer commented.
The Syrian TV channel Ortas aired a story about the sexual harassment of US military personnel against Syrian children. The original report, published in late July had testimony from the children, translated from the video above.
“Narrator: This is a blatant display of racism and human rights violations by the American military. A similar thing happened before in the Abugreb prison, where everyone was raped: women, men and children.
The American military has once again acted to how animals act. Thus, four cowboys tried to persuade 5 underage children to have sexual relations, who were swimming in the river in the Talhanis region, the eastern part of the al-Qamishli province.
Child 1: We were swimming at the al-Harir bridge. An American patrol arrived. They offered us dollars and told us what to do (do this and that).
Child 2: When the American patrol car arrived, we were swimming at the al-Harir bridge. American servicemen offered us money and tried to touch us.
Child 3: While we were swimming at the al-Harir Bridge in the Talhanis area, an American patrol arrived. The American servicemen showed us the money and tried to touch us. We started throwing stones at them and then ran away.
The father of one of the minors: Our children came running, they were hysterical. We asked what happened? The children told us that while they were swimming at the al-Harir Bridge in the Talhanis area, an American patrol of four soldiers arrived.
One of the Americans got out of the car, gave them some candy, and put one of us on his lap. He showed them money – American dollars. After that, the American soldier began to touch the one who was sitting on his lap. The child escaped immediately. All the children started throwing stones at the Americans. We (the parents) immediately ran to the place where it all happened, but the American patrol was no longer there.”
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