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Turkish Red Crescent team in Syria was attacked.

14/09/2020 SHARE:   

Turkish Red Crescent vehicle, which was driving from Çobanbey to al-Bab carrying a distinct Red Crescent emblem was caught in a crossfire. Attack was carried out by people wearing masks and with camouflage outfits from two vehicles with no licence plates. A Turkish Red Crescent staff member whose name is Mehmet Arif Kıdıman who works at a clothing distribution point in al-Bab lost his life during the attack. A second Red Crescent staff who was also driving in the car was wounded and another escaped without injuries. The wounded staff member is under medical treatment in Çobanbey and is not in a life-threatening condition. He will be transferred to Turkey after his initial treatment.

“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on the Turkish Red Crescent staff, who were carrying a distinct Red Crescent emblem during the incident. They were under the protection of international humanitarian law. I believe the perpetrators will be caught as soon as possible. I express my condolences to the Turkish Red Crescent family.” stated the Turkish Red Crescent President Dr. Kerem Kinik.

Dr. Kerem Kinik headed to the region as soon as he heard of the attack.