Nearly 700 families have fled Sinjar, in northern Iraq, following Monday’s clashes between the Iraqi army and PKK-affiliated militias called the Sinjar Resistance Units, Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday, May 3.
The families fleeing the Sinjar district reached several safe areas in the region, according to officials from the Interior Ministry of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), in northern Iraq.
An Iraqi soldier was killed during Monday’s clash between the PKK group and the Army in Sinjar.
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Iraqi Chief of General Staff Abdel Emir Jarallah, accompanied by high-level military officials, visited the region early Tuesday to assess the situation.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Defense Ministry announced that the situation is completely under control after the clashes.
The local population played an important role in securing the area, the ministry added.
Sinjar was captured by the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group in 2014 and the PKK terrorist organization managed to establish a foothold in the area in 2015.
In its more than 35-year campaign of terror against Turkiye, the PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkiye, the US and the European Union, has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children and babies .
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