Dilşêr Herekol, who died in a Turkish airstrike attack in Hatay in November 2020, was one of 12 guerillas who went to Sinjar and fought against ISIS when Sinjar was under siege in 2014.
The Sinjar Democratic Autonomous Council published a written statement about the death of HPG commander Dilşêr Herekol. Herekol was the commander of the guerrilla group that was protecting hundreds of thousands of Yazidi civilians who escaped to the Sinjar mountains.
“Yazidis were going to be murdered in Sinjar in August 2014. ISIS was aiming to destroy Yazidi history and culture and was going to murder all Yazidi people. The ones who claim that they are the owners of Sinjar escaped and left the Yazidi people on their own”.
The statement underlined that Dilşêr Herekol and the guerilla group who came to the region saved the Yazidis: “They fulfilled their historical responsibility towards the Yazidi community and we will never forget it”.
Regarding the Sinjar Agreement signed between Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, the Sinjar Democratic Autonomous Council stated: “This agreement is against our will. Now people of Sinjar are returning to their lands, they are free now, and we want to build an autonomous democratic administration for Sinjar. We are against any other plan”.
Meanwhile, the people of Sinjar launched a vigil against the Sinjar agreement, which has continued for nearly two months. It was organised in front of the Ezidxan Asayishi (Sinjar Asayish) Centre with the slogan: “We are all Asayish”.