ERBIL — The Iraqi government has decided to move the public institutions of Sinjar from the district to central Mosul, a move seen by the population of Sinjar as unlawful.
Waisi Naif, head of Sinjar Mayoral Council, told BasNews that Baghdad has decided to move the directorate of civil status registration of Sinjar to central Mosul. “Baghdad is planning to move all the public departments to Mosul,” he said.
“How can our people have the heart to go to Mosul where thousands of our women, girls and children faced atrocities in 2014,” he argued, calling on Baghdad to reconsider the decision of moving their public institutions to Mosul.
The official added that they were planning to visit Baghdad in the next few days to ask the government to cancel its decision against the people of Sinjar.
The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the Yezidi hometown of Sinjar on August 2014, where they massacred hundreds of people and abducted thousands others, mostly women and children. They took the majority of those abductees to Mosul before moving them to Syria and other Iraqi provinces.