The End of the PKK in Sinjar? How the Hashd al-Sha’bi Can Help Resolve the Yazidi Genocide

Comment by Matthew Barber  This article was published May 30, 2017 by NRT, a media service in Iraqi Kurdistan. The original article is available here. Photos and Images have been added to the re-post on Syria Comment that were not present in the original. Matthew Barber Sinjar is at a pivotal moment of transition and the next phase of its future will More...

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By Admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Iraq: Shiite militias launch operation in southern Shingal

Iraqi soldiers and militiamen of the so called Popular Mobilization Units have announced the launch of an offensive aimed at retaking the south of the northern Iraqi Shingal region. On Friday morning, Shiite-led More...

By Admin On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Clashes between Ezidi YBŞ and Peshmerga in Shingal

YBŞ fighters in Shingal On Friday morning, clashes erupted in the northern Iraqi Shingal region between PKK-backed Ezidi fighters of the YBŞ and Peshmerga forces close to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). More...

By Admin On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Baadre: Ezidi journalist beaten up by KDP militias

Karwan Haji Baadri Because he had published a Facebook post critical of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s governing party KDP, police forces affiliated with the party sought him out and brutally beat More...

By Admin On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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KRG closes Yazda offices following embargo on Shingal

Offices belonging to the Yezidi NGO Yazda have been formally closed by police forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq for unknown reasons, Yazda announced via Twitter. This comes after the More...

By Admin On Saturday, October 29th, 2016
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Turkey: Erdogan threatens military action in Shingal

Turkey´s president Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to target Shingal T urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to conduct a potential military action in the northern Iraqi Shingal region. On Tuesday, More...

By Admin On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
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YBŞ forces announce their participation in Mosul offensive

YBŞ fighters in Shingal region: an estimated number of 2,000 local Ezidis have taken up arms Shingal’s Resistance Units (YBŞ) have announced their participation in the upcoming offensive for the liberation More...

By Admin On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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2 years later: KRG continues to conceal Peshmerga commanders´ complicity in genocide

August 3, 2014: Peshmerga forces flee from Shingal, leaving civilians to the Islamic State (Ronahi TV) “They will die, they will all die”, said a concerned Ezidi citizen on camera while thousands of soldiers More...

By Admin On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Olympics 2016: Misha Aloyan reaches quarter-finals

Misha Aloyan at the Olympic Games 2012 (Reuters) Rio de Janeiro – The Ezidi boxer Misha Aloyan from Russia has won his first fight at the Olympic Games. On Monday evening, the multiple World Champion defeated More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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2nd anniversary: An endless genocide

Photo album of an Ezidi family covering the ruins of Shingal´s destroyed city (John Moore) Lalish. Two years ago, henchmen of the Islamic State (IS) overran the north of Iraq, capturing the metropolis of Mosul More...