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A war between Iran and Turkey to emerge if Ankara attacks Sinjar: official

  2021-02-23  | 
 Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Erbil-Baghdad Sinjar agreement that aimed at solving security, governance and service provision issues in the area has not been implemented, said Qasim Shasho a Yazidi commander, warning against sending reinforcements by the PKK and Hashid al-Shaabi.

Shasho, who recently reasserted his position as a Peshmerga commander after resignation, said both PKK and the Shia militia group of Hashid al-Shaabi sent reinforcements to Sinjar against Turkey.

Sinjar residents are fearing for their lives and leave their homes fearing renewed conflict, Shasho told the Voice of America.

“Sinjar residents feel vulnerable, they fear of being killed and displaced again, those who have recently returned leave Sinjar again,” he added.

Shasho accused PKK and Shia militia groups of “violating” Sinjar agreement opening the perspective of the emergence of a “war” in the Yazidi populated area.

“The power of Hashid al-Shaabi is possessed by Iran, that is why if Turkey will attack Sinjar, a war between Iran and Turkey will occur and we will become the victim,” he added.

Erbil and Baghdad concluded a deal under the auspices of the United Nations in October which aimed at implementing security arrangements such as ousting armed groups, including the PKK and Iran-backed Shia militias.

(Zhyan Media)