ERBIL — Over 200 displaced families from Saadia, a Kurdish town of Khanaqin city in Diyala province returned home on Sunday.
Ahmed Zargushi, mayor of Saadia town, told BasNews that they returned 235 families to their hometown of Saadia after three years of displacement resulted from the turmoil of the country. He noted that they will continue to help the rest of the IDPs return to their areas in the town.
“We are trying to provide the returnees with maximum services since they had been dislodged from their areas for three years,” said the official.
Saadia town is one of the Kurdish areas outside the Kurdistan Regional Government’s administration. Due to the Islamic State’s invasion of most parts of Diyala province, the people of the town fled their homes. The town later was retaken by the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces.