Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar for prompting new wave of displacement

The head of Iraq’s Yazidi community has accused Iran-backed militia groups and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) of prompting a new wave of forced displacement of the minority from Sinjar, The New Arab’s Arabic language sister-site report. The flashpoint region has been gripped by tensions as various militia groups have mobilised to defend their interests in Sinjar, amid Turkey’s threat of an offensive as part of its long-term campaign against the PKK, which Ankara has designated as a terrorist group. Jahour Ali, the deputy emir of Iraq’s Yazidi community, told The New Arab that the spectre o…

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