PKK hampers Yazidis in fighting against DAESH terrorists

Yazidis are struggling to find chance to fight against DAESH occupation in region due to PKK’s hampering moves

Photo by: Reuters (Archive)
Photo by: Reuters (Archive)

Yazidi minority group fleeing from their homes due to DAESH violence in Sinjar region located in northern part of Iraq

One of the minorities of the Middleast region, the Yazidis, have been enduring DAESH brutality in the northern part of Iraq, Sinjar. They are now faced with the obstacle of PKK terrorists on the matter of battling with the purpose of regaining Sinjar City after terrorists stormed into the region in 2014.

Qasim Shesho, the head of the Yazidi forces, organised a resistance to the DAESH occupation in August 2014 said “The PKK is the main reason behind the delay of the Shingal operation,”

“Let them go and save the Kurds in Syria and Turkey, but we will never let them gain power over Shingal,” he said of the PKK.

He added that his forces “do not want to start a fight” with the PKK and “we all have one enemy,” but that the PKK’s desire to “claim that they liberate Shingal [Sinjar]” is hampering their efforts towards carrying this out.

Shesho also urged PKK to leave and said “their assistance has never been required by the Yazidis.”

The Peshmerga Commander on the Sinjar frontline Sme Bosali has said that they had planned a major offensive against DAESH terrorists in the Yazidi town of northern Iraq, however their planned move has been hampered with the move of PKK terrorists along with groups such as the YPG and YPJ.

The current head of the Peshmerga, Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani, has also rejected the existence of PKK in the region. Barzani who has a close relationship with Turkey has previously demanded that PKK evacuate Iraq.

Masrour Barzani, son of the president and head of Kurdistan’s intelligence agency, has made some statements that resonates his father’s approach regarding the PKK.

He said “They (PKK) should pull out and they must because the people of Sinjar will determine their own future and this is Iraqi Kurdistan”.


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