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Mar 28 2021

Iraqi Army’s deadline for pro-PKK groups in Sinjar has ended

The Iraqi army had given pro-PKK members until March 26 to leave the city of Sinjar. However, pro-PKK members have not yet left the city. Sinjar Autonomous Council told the Iraqis in a meeting on March 12th the issue of its armed groups is political not security which requires a legal frame work not military. They passed a letter to of 13 points to Iraqi army whom promised to raise it to the senior commanders. “Leaving our bases and handing it over to Iraqi army is red line and will not allow them to deploy in Sinjar Mount,” said Qasim …

Feb 13 2021

Iraq: PMU enters Sinjar again to counter Turkish attack!

On February 11, Hashd al-Shaabi (PMU) forces consisting of three brigades including 9,000 to 10,000 troops were deployed in the Sinjar region and surrounding areas by order of Mustafa al-Kadhimi, commander-in-chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces.According to reports, after dispatching Hashd al-Shaabi forces to the area, Abdul Aziz al-Muhammadawi (Abu Fadak), deputy head of Hashd al-Shaabi forces organization, and his entourage visited the town of Sinjar, Tal Afar and surrounding areas and met with local people. Deputy head of Hashd al-Shaabi forces organization Following Erdogan’s threats of a possible Turkish attack on Sinjar under the pretext of PKK presence in …