Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), headed by Masoud Barzani, has confirmed that Sinjar city is Kurdish and it is under the control of the Peshmerga forces, threatening to use military force to expel armed factions from the city.
In a press statement, Ardalan Mahmoud, a Kurdistan Democratic Party MP, said that any factions other than Peshmerga forces in Sinjar will be considered hostile forces, whether affiliated to Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) or Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS)
He noted that no wars have to be waged against any other forces in Sinjar or other districts.
However, he said that these armed factions have begun to foment instability, adding that residents refuse their presence because it will contribute to absence of law and state authority.
Earlier, Kurdish Prime Minister Nechervan Barzani accused has accused the Iraqi government of violating the military agreement signed with the Kurdistan Region especially after the presence of IMIS near Sinjar.
The military agreement was signed by the two sides before launching the operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorists.
IMIS are composed of some 40 militias, which are mainly Shiite and backed by Iran. These militias were formed to fight against ISIS terrorists.
But they have been accused of human rights violations against Sunni civilians as well as sectarian bloodshed.
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