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“There is the question of the PKK presence in areas like Qandil and Sinjar,” Erdogan said. “As Turkey, we are ready to engage in joint struggle in those places.” Abadi offered in response, “Our duty is to ensure the territorial integrity of Iraq and combat terror organizations that threaten not only Iraq but the ...
Bilgay Duman, a Middle East expert at the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM), said that the PKK, which is active in northern Iraq's Sinjar and regions around Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah and Tuzhurmatu, poses serious threats. Duman said the PKK infiltrated Iraq on the pretext of fighting Daesh ...

The Mosul local council has given PKK terrorists a 10-day ultimatum to leave northern Iraq's Sinjar district, according to the council chairman. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Sunday, Bashar al-Kiki said government buildings in Sinjar were under the control of PKK terrorists. “The council does not accept ...
This image released by the the Mass Graves Directorate of the Kurdish Regional Government shows a human skull in a mass grave containing Yazidis killed by Islamic State militants in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq in May, 2015. An analysis by The Associated Press has found 72 mass graves left ...
The PKK terrorist group is using civilians from Iraq's Sinjar district as human shields in Syria's northwestern Afrin district, an Ezidi Peshmerga commander in Sinjar said Tuesday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Kasim Sesho said PKK terrorists had been sending young Ezidis from Sinjar to conflict zones in ...
Isis came into Sinjar at dawn, with the intention of wiping out Yazidism in Iraq. The group's Research and Fatwa Department had declared that, unlike Christians or Shia Muslims, Yazidis were a “pagan minority.” The Kurdish soldiers retreated without warning, after determining that their position was ...

Then ISIS soldiers arrived in Sinjar, Iraq, in August 2014. They forced her and her family and her neighbors into the front loader and drove them two hours into Syria. "The first thing they told us was that we had to change our faith and start reading the Koran," Alqasim recalled. "They said if you are not going ...
They were on their way to Sinjar mountains, where the Yazidis live. They saw from the car window that many villages had been destroyed and abandoned. It isn't difficult to imagine just what happened there. A memorial place marking those killed and writings on the wall, a reminder of the brutal massacre ...
The Iraq-based Ezidi Spiritual Council strongly condemns the PKK terrorist group's practice of recruiting young Ezidis in Sinjar and sending them to fight in northern Syria's Afrin district, according to council chairman Kerim Suleyman. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Friday, Suleyman called on the ...
Seized by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in August 2014, Sinjar, a majority-Yazidi district on Iraq's north-western border with Syria, has been the scene of tragedy: a genocidal campaign of killings, rape, abductions and enslavement, and the surviving community's exodus to safer-ground camps in the adjacent ...
BAGHDAD: Iraq must stabilise the northern region of Sinjar to help the Yazidi minority brutalised at the hands of the Islamic State group return home, the International Crisis Group said Tuesday. A report by the conflict analysts said Baghdad must set up a local administration and mediate between factions ...
Growing up in northwestern Iraq, Hadi Pir often went to Mt. Sinjar for solace. As a Yazidi, a member of an ancient religious minority, he believed that the narrow mountain was sacred, central to the Yazidi creation myth. Aside from the mountain, the region where the country's six hundred thousand Yazidis ...
Before ISIS, the Yazidi community in Sinjar was one of the poorest and most underdeveloped groups in Iraq. In some villages, it was considered improper for girls to go to school. But now, young Yazidi women like Hussin have resolved to take their future into their own hands. "It was a new experience and it ...
3, 2014, the Islamic State invaded the Sinjar region in northern Iraq with the mission of exterminating the Yazidis, whose numbers are estimated to be between 400,000 and 500,000. Our religion dates back to ancient Mesopotamia and preserves pre-Islamic practices. Because of that, the Islamic State ...
Cracks have appeared in the relationship between armed Ezidi groups and PKK terrorists in Iraq's northern Sinjar region after the latter demanded Ezidi support for the PYD -- the PKK's Syrian affiliate -- in Syria's Afrin, an Ezidi official said Thursday. Qasim Shasho, an Ezidi Peshmerga commander, told ...
The PKK terrorist group is using civilians from Iraq's Sinjar district as human shields in Syria's northwestern Afrin district, an Ezidi Peshmerga commander in Sinjar said Tuesday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Kasim Sesho said PKK terrorists had been sending young Ezidis from Sinjar to conflict zones in ...
The PKK terrorist group is using civilians from Iraq's Sinjar district as human shields in Syria's northwestern Afrin province, an Ezidi peshmerga commander in Sinjar said yesterday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Kasim Sesho said PKK terrorists had been sending young Ezidis from Sinjar to conflict ...

The Iraq-based Ezidi Spiritual Council strongly condemns the PKK terrorist group's practice of recruiting young Ezidis in Sinjar and sending them to fight in northern Syria's Afrin district, according to council chairman Kerim Suleyman. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Friday, Suleyman called on the ...
Seized by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in August 2014, Sinjar, a majority-Yazidi district on Iraq's north-western border with Syria, has been the scene of tragedy: a genocidal campaign of killings, rape, abductions and enslavement, and the surviving community's exodus to safer-ground camps in the adjacent ...
Members of this administration "possess the skills needed for the restoration of functioning governance institutions in Sinjar,” stated the International Crisis ... The ICG report urged Baghdad to "lead the way" to restore local governance in Sinjar by relying on Yazidis in order to reduce "their dependence on ...
BAGHDAD: Iraq must stabilise the northern region of Sinjar to help the Yazidi minority brutalised at the hands of the Islamic State group return home, the International Crisis Group said Tuesday. A report by the conflict analysts said Baghdad must set up a local administration and mediate between factions ...
Before she went to New York last fall to speak to thousands of people, Najla Hussin had never been more than a few hundred miles from her village in northern Iraq. Hussin, 20, is from Sinjar in northern Iraq, where ISIS swept in four years ago to kill and enslave members of the ancient Yazidi religious ...
3, 2014, the Islamic State invaded the Sinjar region in northern Iraq with the mission of exterminating the Yazidis, whose numbers are estimated to be between 400,000 and 500,000. Our religion dates back to ancient Mesopotamia and preserves pre-Islamic practices. Because of that, the Islamic State ...
So far, rebels claim to have taken the town of Ajjaz, however, no visual confirmation has been presented by opposition media and Al-Masdar News cannot currently verify the claim either. Sinjar was captured by the Syrian Army in January of this year. The town is important insofar as it commands rail traffic ...
Laila Mishko and Hari Moussa never thought they'd see each other again after the Islamic State attacked their northern Iraq village in August 2014, capturing Moussa and forcing Mishko to seek shelter on the unforgiving slopes of Mount Sinjar. Both managed to escape the Islamic State's clutches, but it ...
The road to Sinjar passes through dozens of bleak, damp, wrecked villages. Their houses have crumpled under shellfire, the gateways lie in the street, a mosque sprawls half way across a road, its silver metal crescent resting on its side on the pavement. So swiftly have the Islamist al-Nusra group retreated ...
Turkey and Iraq are in talks for a joint operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) presence in the Sinjar province of Iraq, the Turkish foreign minister has said, as the Turkish army launched a massive new operation into the Afrin region of Syria to eradicate PKK-linked forces on its ...
There are residents fleeing on the back of a trailer, a man with broken glasses making his way through the desert, and a teenage girl with a gun in one hand and a water bottle in the other. Dastan Othman, 25, is a world away from her homeland of Iraq, but her paintings of Sinjar refugees on display at ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels are having a rough night in the Idlib Governorate after both of their counter-offensives ended in complete disaster. Led by Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Islamist rebels attempted to retake the towns of 'Atshan and Sinjar on ...
The newly liberated towns in question have been identified as Nabbaz Qabli, Nabbaz Shamali, Ramleh, Siraa, Saree, Jadedah, Khyarah, Al-Matoustah, and Kafraya Al-Ma'arat – all are located to the east and west of Sinjar. Khyarah, Al-Matoustah, and Kafraya Al-Ma'arat were reported earlier on as ...
After ISIS attacked Sinjar city - home to 80,000 including Yezidis, Christians, Sunni and Shia Muslims, Kurds, Turkomen, and Arabs – over 100,000 people fled for refuge on the Sinjar Mountain to the north. Those who were able to reach the mountain were stranded, starving and surrounded by ISIS militants ...
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have run into 12 mass graves in west of Nineveh, security source was quoted saying on Wednesday. “The graves were found in Kojar region, Sinjar. They include bodies of Yazidi civilians who were executed by Islamic State since its control on the town in 2014,” the ...
Sinjar (IraqiNews.com) The total number of mass graves of Yazidi victims have reached 62 in Sinajr, west of Nineveh, an official was quoted saying on Tuesday. Speaking to AlSumaria News, Fahd Hamed Omar, acting mayor of Sinjar, said, “a human rights team arrived at Sinjar and counted the amount of ...
At the foot of the craggy ridge line that slashes across the plains of northern Iraq, the devastated town of Sinjar is slowly repopulating. Crammed into their battered old cars, families pull up to houses they left in haste more than over three years ago, and have not seen since. With a home to return to, they are ...
Iraqi media reports say two mass graves containing 90 bodies have been discovered near the northern town of Sinjar. Iraqi news portal Shafaq News reported that the bodies of men, women, and children were found near Sinjar, which was seized by the Islamic State (IS) militant group in 2014. IS militants ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Forces have announced the road connecting the Yezidi (Ezidi) majority town of Sinjar (Shingal) and the city of Duhok will reopen in the coming days. Babakir Zebari, the Supervisor of the Western Dijla frontline of the Peshmerga Forces, told ...
Kurdish fighters have lost more territory in Iraq, a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The commander of local Yazidi fighters, Masloum Shingali, said Kurdish forces had left the town of Sinjar before dawn on Tuesday, allowing Shia-led militia fighting with Iraqi forces to ...
Khalaf was 18 when IS fighters arrived in her once peaceful village of Kocho in Iraq's northern Sinjar region on August 3, 2014. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit for human rights defenders in Geneva, the young woman with long black hair and sorrowful eyes said she and her family never expected to ...
SULAIMANI — As Turkey continues its military offensive and air campaign in Afrin, a city under the control of Syrian Kurds, minorities in the region fear that the conflict could again make them a target of hostile militant groups still operating in the region. “We fear that the factors that contributed to the Sinjar ...
Aiming to advance and liberate all HTS-held areas in Idlib province, the Syrian forces keep advancing amid heavy clashes with the terror group. The video footage was released by the Syrian ministry of Defense -online- features scenes from inside the liberated Sinjar town in southern Idlib countryside.
In August of that year, ISIS massacred and kidnapped thousands of Yezidis in Sinjar, 90 miles west of Behzane. More than 6,000 women were enslaved, and men were lined up and shot outside their towns. Many more Yezidis died of dehydration and exhaustion during the siege of Sinjar mountain.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Forces have announced the road connecting the Yezidi (Ezidi) majority town of Sinjar (Shingal) and the city of Duhok will reopen in the coming days. Babakir Zebari, the Supervisor of the Western Dijla frontline of the Peshmerga Forces, told ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi consulate in Gaziantep, south of Turkey, received three Iraqi children who were rescued from Islamic State members, after years of abduction. The three children were abducted three years ago in Sinjar, northwest of Mosul in Nineveh. They were found by an Iraqi citizen ...
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A mass grave containing the relics of at least 50 people was found in western Nineveh, according to a security source quoted on Wednesday. Shafaq News quoted the source saying that security forces ran into the grave in Sinjar, northwest of Mosul. The forces await expert teams ...
Per the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) and the DTM, there were quite significant returns during September. Mosul district followed by Telafar and then Hamdaniya have the highest number of returnees while Sinjar and Telkaif have the lowest number of returnees. Hatra district recorded its ...
In 2014, IS jihadists killed thousands of Yazidis in Sinjar and kidnapped thousands of women and girls from the religious minority to abuse them as sex ... Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition against IS captured Sinjar from the jihadists in November 2015 before Iraqi security forces took control of ...
Sinjar (IraqiNews.com) Two mass graves containing relics of women and Children were found in Sinjar, in Nineveh province, the pro-government paramilitary troops' media announced. “Troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces]'s 15th brigade ran into a mass grave in Mujammaa ...
Fighters of Kurdish Peshmerga forces get ready for an operation in the city of Sinjar, in this December 20, 2014 file photo, at the Mount Sinjar, south-west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (AFP). QAMISHLI, Syria: Washington will “adjust” its delivery of weapons to an anti-terrorist alliance in Syria dominated ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Another mass grave of Ezidis was found in norther Sinjar region on Wednesday, containing dozen bodies that were ...
SULAIMANI – The fighters of Hashid al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) have started to withdraw from the district of Sinjar, a Kurdish ...


 

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