Al-Hasakah, Syria, Dec. 5, 2018. People sit behind a table in a hall during a forum. The Kurdish Autonomous Administration held a forum in the city of Amuda near al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, entitled "Ethnic Cleansing and Demographic Change in Afrin." About 150 people, including US and French officials With the participation of about 150 people, including US and French officials, such as former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner. On Jan. 21, 2018, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions, in cooperation with the Turkish Army, gained control of the entire area of Afrin in a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units. Since the FSA gained control of Afrin, activists have been accusing it of carrying out kidnappings, murders and thefts.
Photographer: Essam Amin.