Situation in Syria and Iraq

Thousands of people displaced in clashes in Northern Iraq

by Daily Sabah

Thousands of people have been displaced as a result of fighting between the Iraqi army and Yazidi fighters of the PKK terrorist group, according to a statement by a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) official.

The Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking non-Arab, non-Muslim minority.

Clashes left one Iraqi soldier dead on Monday in the northern region of Sinjar, the Yazidi minority’s heartland which is the site of frequent confrontations between security forces and local fighters allied with the PKK terrorists.

The latest violence “led to the displacement of 710 families, or 4,083 people,” Hussein Klari, of the KRG interior ministry’s crisis unit, told a press conference.

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