Luxembourg's FM expresses regret for the killing of Kurdish women fighters
Luxembourg's foreign ministry on Monday expressed regret for the killing of three Kurdish women fighters in northern Syria.
Three fighters affiliated with the Kurdish-led Women's Protection Units (YPJ) were killed on Friday by a Turkish drone strike in an area under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).
The ministry said on Twitter (X):
"FM Asselborn deeply regrets the killing in a targeted drone strike of 3 members of the Women’s Defence Units (YPJ) in Manbij, Syria last Friday. The Minister met with one of the victims, Servin Serdar, in 2016 to express support in the common battle against the Islamic State."
Sardar, a prominent YPJ commander, had fought against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in northern Syria.
The ministry's post was targeted by many Turkish Twitter accounts, one accusing Luxembourg's officials of being "dishonest terrorist lovers."