Kadhimi reverses appointment of Nineveh governor as mayor of Sinjar


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SULAIMANI — The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, reversed a decision on Tuesday (April 26) to appoint the Governor of Nineveh, Najim al-Jabouri, as the acting mayor of Sinjar hours after the position was announced.

Kadhimi appointed Jabouri as the acting mayor during a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, according to Iraqi News Agency.

The decision drew criticism from the Ezidi community, where many felt they had been ignored politically and preferred a member of their community for the position, according to Ezidi Press.

Tension between the Iraqi army and local forces in Sinjar increased over the past week and the Iraqi army deployed additional forces to the district on Monday.

(NRT Digital Media)