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Nasser Alizadeh’s father: PJAK took advantage of our family problems

Nasser Alizadeh was tricked into joining PJAK while smuggling at the border. He left his parents, wife, and son behind. IKHRW talked to his father again.

Qasim Shasho: 900 PKK members defect to Peshmerga

The PKK’s armed forces continue to defect and enter the Peshmerga ranks from Sinjar, with PKK militants contacting the Peshmerga daily, reaching more than 900 today. Qasim Shasho, commander of the Sinjar Peshmerga forces (affiliated to KDP), told our reporter that the arrival of PKK militants in the Peshmerga ranks is continuing, and so far […]

A new conspiracy targeting Sinjar

Once more, it seems the Yezidi-populated area Sinjar is under imminent threat – as it has been for quite a while. Sinjar has become a thorn in Erdogan’s eye, as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) has been operating there freely. Yet, this time, the threat seems larger than a sole Turkish invasion of PKK-controlled territory. […]

Will Iran support the PKK? Turkish expansion in Syria, Iraq and Azerbaijan will not go unanswered.

BY Hedwig Kuijpers As springtime is near, Turkey is preparing for its next large-scale offensive against its archenemy; the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). It already started with its incessant shelling of Ayn-Issa in North-Syria, threatened to invade Sinjar, and the execution of an operation centering around the Gare mountain in Duhok district, Iraqi Kurdistan. But […]

Yazidi Suicide Wave

A veritable suicide wave is plaguing the Yazidi community in northern Iraq. Since the beginning of 2012, 12 young people committed suicide. The causes are to be found in the lack of proper psychosocial help, unemployment, hopelessness, and half a decade living in tents. The political wrangling between various parties for control of Sinjar means […]

Visiting Sinjar, UN envoy calls for a fast implementation of the Sinjar agreement

According to Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW), United Nations envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has urged for a fast implementation of the Sinjar agreement recently the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) reached in an attempt to normalize conditions and alleviate the current dilemma of the Yazidi people living in the area. […]

UN envoy visits Sinjar and calls for a fast implementation of the Sinjar agreement

According to Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch, United Nations envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has called for a speedy implementation of the Sinjar agreement reached between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on efforts to normalize conditions and alleviate the current hardships of the Yezidi people who live there. Hennis-Plasschaert’s comments came […]

A senior KDP member: PKK-affiliated officials must leave Sinjar

A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) senior member called for the expulsion of PKK-affiliated forces from Sinjar/Shengal city offices. Ali Khalil was quoted as saying by Baghdad Al-Youm, “despite the implementation of the agreement between the central government and the Kurdistan Region, illegal weapons still exist in Sinjar, the PKK forces are present in the city […]

PKK encourages violence against the Iraqi army in Sinjar

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 […]

Sheikh Muzahim: PKK violates the rights of ethnics

“PKK human rights abuses continue in disputed areas of the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi central government. We have called on international organizations to work for pressuring the PKK to evacuate these areas, especially the Arab areas,” said a spokesman for the Arab tribes in the disputed areas. “Armed groups, especially the PKK, are present […]
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