The Yezidi population in Shangal calls for the withdrawal of the Iraqi army and militias associated with the PKK

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Dozens of people in Shangal blocked the main road, protesting the presence of the Iraqi army and armed groups associated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Yezidi district.
In recent days, hundreds of Yazidi protesters have been calling for an end to tensions. They called for the withdrawal of both forces from settlements.
"If the Iraqi army wants to protect us by shooting at our women and children, we don't want that kind of protection," said local Yazidi protester Salim Shingali, adding that they thank the Shangal Self—Defense Unit (YBS) for helping when ISIS attacked residents in 2014.
“Our Yezidi people have become victims [of the conflict]. Every day there is a temporary deal. A permanent agreement must be reached to end the suffering,” protester Najwa Haji said.
“No death, yes to a peaceful solution," read the slogan held by the young woman.
The situation has remained relatively calm since late Tuesday, but people fear that tensions could escalate at any minute.
Tensions have again led to the displacement of residents of Shangal to the Dahuk Province of the Region
Pir Dayan Pir Jafar, head of the Migration and Crisis Management Department of Dahuk Province, said that since May 2, 711 families — 10,261 people - have been moved from Shangal to Dahuk Province.

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The Yezidi population in Shangal calls for the withdrawal of the Iraqi army and militias associated with the PKK

2022/05/54353-1652088290.jpg
Read: 719     15:30     09 Май 2022    

Dozens of people in Shangal blocked the main road, protesting the presence of the Iraqi army and armed groups associated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Yezidi district.
In recent days, hundreds of Yazidi protesters have been calling for an end to tensions. They called for the withdrawal of both forces from settlements.
"If the Iraqi army wants to protect us by shooting at our women and children, we don't want that kind of protection," said local Yazidi protester Salim Shingali, adding that they thank the Shangal Self—Defense Unit (YBS) for helping when ISIS attacked residents in 2014.
“Our Yezidi people have become victims [of the conflict]. Every day there is a temporary deal. A permanent agreement must be reached to end the suffering,” protester Najwa Haji said.
“No death, yes to a peaceful solution," read the slogan held by the young woman.
The situation has remained relatively calm since late Tuesday, but people fear that tensions could escalate at any minute.
Tensions have again led to the displacement of residents of Shangal to the Dahuk Province of the Region
Pir Dayan Pir Jafar, head of the Migration and Crisis Management Department of Dahuk Province, said that since May 2, 711 families — 10,261 people - have been moved from Shangal to Dahuk Province.

Mlêtê Êzidî





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #humanrights   #Shangalyazidis