On February 16, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) accused the Turkish Army of conducting a gas attack on its forces in the Syrian area of Afrin. The alleged attack reportedly wounded 6 people in some village in the area.
Birusk Hasaka, a spokesman for the YPG in Afrin, said that the injured people had suffered breathing problems and other symptoms indicative of a gas attack.
One of the key features of the Syrian war is that some sides use accusations of gas (chemical) attacks against them as an everyday tool of the propaganda war.
Since the start of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch in the Afrin area, the YPG has been actively implementing this approach.
Even if the YPG’s claims are really based on some facts, the previous series of events with the so-called “moderate opposition” fabricating gas attack “evidence” on a daily bases undermines the YPG’s capabilities to prove its point of view.