Three Yazidi fighters were killed on Monday by a Turkish drone attack in the northern Iraqi town of Shengal (Sinjar), the North Press Agency reported.
Turkey has continued attacks against alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraqi territories.
The latest Turkish attack hit a vehicle carrying members of the Sinjar Resistance Unit (YBS), which was formed in 2014 to drive out the Islamic State (ISIS) from the area. The Yazidi community living in the area suffered enormously at the time at the hands of the jihadi group.
An estimated number of 7,000 Yazidi women and girls fell victim to ISIS’ campaign of abductions, rape, and enslavement when the region was invaded by the jihadist fighters.
The Yazidi Women’s Freedom Movement on Tuesday said that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which rules the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, had been following a specific policy against Yazidi women.
The movement said that Yazidi women saved from ISIS had not been allowed to return to Shengal, but instead were kept in camps controlled by the KDP.
Recently 10 women in those camps committed suicide, while some lost their lives in suspicious circumstances, the group said.
Hemşê Elî, the spokesperson of the group, told Mezopotamya news agency that, some women in KDP-controlled camps were also handed to ISIS gangs.