Hundreds of Syrian Kurdish fighters have entered the northwestern Iraqi town of Sinjar in a bid to participate in the fight against Daesh Takfiri terrorists, a report says.
Some 1,000 fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have recently arrived in the town, located in Nineveh Province, Iraq’s al-Sumaria satellite TV network cited Khidir Saleh, the head of Sinjar’s Izadi council, as saying on Sunday.
This comes as the Iraqi army and the country’s Kurdish Peshmerga forces are reportedly preparing to launch a massive attack on Daesh positions in Sinjar.
Daesh terrorists overran Sinjar, mainly inhabited by Izadis, last summer. According to estimates by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), some 1,280 Izadis were killed during the raid.
Tens of thousands of Izadis, fearing for their lives, scrambled up the mountain surrounding Sinjar, and remained stranded there for days without any basic commodities and in sizzling temperatures.
The KRG says there are nearly 550,000 members of the Izadi community in Iraq. Izadis reportedly account for 400,000 of the more than three million people who have been displaced in Iraq ever since Daesh terrorists began their march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched their offensive in Iraq, and took control of portions of the country. The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
By Press TV