Attack on the homes of civilians in Shengal

SHENGAL – A group called, “Rojava Peshmerga” affiliated to KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) attacked Shengal. According to reports received, the homes of civilians have been destroyed and the people cannot go out.

After the visit of Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, to Turkey, a group called “Rojava Peshmerga” affiliated to KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) went towards Shengal. The group tried to enter Xanesor town by force, thereupon the YBŞ and YJŞ forces, military forces of Êzidîs, resisted against them. According to reports received, clashes began at 6 p.m. between them and the KDP forces attacked the homes of civilians. It is also reported that many homes have been burned due to the attack of the KDP and civilians cannot go out.

Yesterday, Shengal Resistance Units YBŞ/YJŞ made a statement and said, “We are certainly not in favor of experiencing any tense situation. These forces must be withdrawn immediately and removed from our zone. We call on our people to be extremely sensitive to this game developed and to act on this basis.”