People of the northern Iraqi province of Sinjar

People of the northern Iraqi province of Sinjar are bracing themselves for another bout of violence after Baghdad launched a military operation to clear the region of forces linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). On Sunday evening, heavy fighting erupted between the Iraqi army and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) – an armed group composed of members of the Yazidi religious minority who largely live in Sinjar – near Dugri. On Monday the fighting also spread to the town of Sinune.

After years of displacement, recent returnees are once again forced to flee their homes due to current armed clashes in Sinjar. Sinjar is going through very hard conditions because of conflicts between Iraqi army and YP┼× forces. The civilians are asking for help to save them from this hard condition and stop these conflicts. Thus, the civilians need humanitarian assistance as they are displaced twice and fled to Kurdistan region

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