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Iraqi president, Sinjar delegation discuss political, security development

PM:03:44:20/06/2022

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SULAIMANI— Iraqi President Barham Salih has discussed political, security, and humanitarian developments with a delegation from the town of Sinjar, Ninewa province, in Baghdad today, June 20.

According to the media office of the Iraqi Presidency, Salih said that "there is an essential need to put an end to the suffering of the civilian population of Sinjar."

He added that "displaced persons should be allowed to return home, and this should be done in a way that ensures a life of dignity and freedom."

"Attacks targeting Iraq's northern Sinjar are categorically rejected," Salih added. "Security tensions threatening the Yazidi population and jeopardizing security and stability in the city are completely unacceptable situations."

He also called for further coordination between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government on

The president condemned the attacks on Sinjar and highlighted the necessity to overcome political issues to rebuild the city.

Turkey has been carring out periodic airstrikes in Sinjar, the most recent on June 15, when four people, including one child, were killed and four others injured.

In May, a clash between the Iraqi forces and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) broke out, which lasted for three days.

Baghdad and Erbil signed a security and stability agreement, the Sinjar Agreement, in October 2020, focusing on reconciliation through security and administrative changes.

(NRT Digital Media)