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Human Rights

How fighting in Sinjar is displacing Iraq’s Yazidis

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Al-Araby

Nearly ten thousand Yazidis from the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq have once again been displaced into the Kurdistan region following recent confrontations between the Iraqi army and local Yazidi forces. The people of Sinjar are now demanding the withdrawal of rival armed forces from their war-torn district in order to pave the way for the internally displaced people to return to their homes. Sinjar, home to members of the Yazidi religious community, is located 120 km west of Mosul. Administratively, it is a district of the Nineveh province, but it is also part of the disputed territories be…

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