Iraq: Iraq deploys 3 army brigades to Sinjar, new clashes with Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) Yezidi fighters affiliated to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)
Clashes erupted once more between the Iraqi army and a Yezidi (Ezidi) militia group affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar (Shingal) on Tuesday, days after an initial confrontation that resulted in casualties on both sides.
It is the second showdown involving the two forces after Sunday’s incident in Shingal’s Snuny district.
“The Iraqi army deployed three brigades from Mosul to Bab Shilo area in Shingal, asking YBS [Sinjar Resistance Units] to evacuate and hand over their bases to the Iraqi army,” a commander of YBS militia group told Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.
“YBS in no way agreed to obey Iraqi army’s orders. Therefore, clashes erupted between us again.”