A number of supporters of the Shangal Resistance Units (YBŞ), a branch of the PKK in Shangal/Sinjar, attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint and demanded the release of three members of the YBŞ arrested by the army. A clash broke out between them and army forces at the scene after the supporters set fire to the checkpoint.
It is said that after the attack of Turkish fighters on PKK members in Sinjar, three members were injured and hospitalized in Mosul. One died and two members of the group were arrested by security forces. Security forces also refused to give back the body of the deceased member at the hospital.
Through its branch in Sinjar, the PKK incited its supporters to violence against army units, resulting in the firing of a checkpoint.
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