Lord Tariq Ahmad, British Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations, met with Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday during a visit to the country. Britain’s commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), development of the KRI, and the 2023 federal budget were among the topics of discussion.
Barzani and Ahmad also agreed to abide by the 2020 Sinjar Agreement, according to a KRI statement, which oversees the safe return of internally displaced persons, namely the country’s Yazidi community, and calls for the deportation of all armed groups from the region in an effort to restore peace.
On the same day that the delegates met, a Turkish drone bombed a vehicle in the centre of the Sinjar district. The car belonged to the Asayish Izidkhan forces in the region, according to Hawar News Agency.
The drone strike followed another earlier in the week, when on 27 February a Sinjar Resistance Units car was bombed, leading to the death of two of its leaders and the wounding of another fighter.