Baghdad and Sinjar reach understanding

Iraqi military delegation reaches Sinjar

ERBIL, KRG, Iraq (North Press) – An Iraqi security source in Sinjar (Shingal) District, northern Iraq, said on Wednesday that the situation was settled after days of tension. 

During the past days, Sinjar witnessed tension on the background of the deployment of Iraqi military points in different areas especially in the vicinity of Snuny, north of Sinjar Mountain.

In 2014, the Yezidi-majority district of Sinjar was attacked by ISIS where thousands of Yezidis were killed and displaced.   

“Leaders of the Iraqi army and Shingal Resistance Unites (YBS), negotiated on the recent situation and reached an understanding,” said Hisso Ibrahim, spokesperson of the autonomous administration of Shingal.

The YBS was formed in 2014 to drive out ISIS members from the area after the collapse of the Iraqi army. Since then, it has remained a powerful local force in the area. After that, an autonomous administration was formed to run the affairs of the area.  

On May 2, an Iraqi military delegation reached Sinjar after two days of tension and clashes between the Iraqi army and the Shingal Resistance Units.

The clashes led to the displacement of more than 3,000 people towards the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in the north.

Ibrahim appealed the Yezidi families, that have recently displaced, to return and live safely.

In the same context, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir al-Shammari, deputy commander of Iraq’s Joint Operations Command, told a news conference in Sinjar that Iraqi forces have imposed security and law and order and have opened all the roads in the district.

“The goal of these operations was to impose the (rule of) law and security to secure a safe environment so that we can rebuild Sinjar and return the displaced.”

Reporting by Hozan Zubeir