The Executive Council of the Sinjar Democratic Autonomous Administration (MXSD) in Iraqi Kurdistan reportedly held an urgent meeting to consider making possible defence preparations in light of possible targeting of the Sinjar region due to the agreement signed between Baghdad and Erbil (Hewler).
Following the Sinjar agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraq government, there have been several criticisms levelled at the deal by a number of sources concerned about Turkey’s role in the agreement.
The Sinjar Autonomous Administration had made a statement criticising the agreement on the grounds that it ignored the will of the Yazidi people living in Sinjar.
The pressures that have been exerted by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Iraq Central government on the local people of Sinjar who mostly comprise Yazidis, has been increasing ever since the Sinjar agreement was signed. Local sources state that the South Kurdistan administration has put considerable pressure on the democratic autonomous administration to implement the Sinjar Agreement between Baghdad and Erbil, despite significant public reaction against the agreement in Sinjar.
The Iraq army reportedly called on the Yazidi security forces to leave the city centre of Sinjar. After this, the Executive Council of the Sinjar Democratic Autonomous Council (MXDŞ) held the urgent meeting. Meanwhile, a public ‘tent protest’ against the agreement continues.
The meeting that was held was closed to the press so no information concerning the outcome of the meeting has been obtained. However, a press statement is expected within the next few hours.
The people of Sinjar has been holding a vigil for more than 100 days in protest against the Sinjar agreement, demanding that their democratic institutions and their own security forces remain in the town.