A clash between the Iraqi army and PKK supporters is brewing in the Yezidi region of Sinjar
The Iraqi army and military detachments (PKK) are strengthening their positions in the Yezidi region of Sinjar, which threatens to escalate into an armed conflict.
According to local sources, the Yazidi Resistance Units of Sinjar (YBS) associated with the PKK warned that they were preparing a tough response to the dismantling of the statue of PKK commander Zardasht Shingali, who died in a terrorist attack last year, installed by them on the square of the Yezidi city.
The "Yezidi resistance units of Sinjar" gave the Iraqi authorities some time to return the statue to its place, otherwise they would use force. The Iraqi military has requested reinforcements to solve this problem.
According to the commander of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, Qasim Shasho, some groups of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia sided with the PKK, opposing the Iraqi army, which further worsens the situation in Sinjar.
The Federal Government of Iraq has failed to fulfill its agreement signed in 2020 with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), according to which all armed forces not under the command of the state must leave Sinjar.
The PKK considers Sinjar a zone of its control, and does not recognize the authorities of Baghdad or Erbil.
Recall that representatives of the Yezidi nationality are fighting in all of the above units defending their ancestral lands.