ERBIL — The commander of Ezidkhan Protection Units in Sinjar stated that Hashd al-Shaabi militias have been committing serious violations in Sinjar, stressing that if the road between Sinjar and the Kurdistan Region remains blocked, it will leave negative impacts on the situation and people in the city.
Commander of Ezidkhan Forces, Haider Shasho, told BasNews “If the road between Sinjar and Kurdistan Region does not reopen, it will negatively impact the situation of people.”
The road between Sinjar and the Kurdistan Region cities have been closed by the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias since they took over the area on October 16.
Shasho explained that the militias have evacuated the state buildings and the schools in Sinjar, but they are still committing violations against the public properties.
The militias have destroyed the cement factory and its equipment in the area, he said.
Shasho noted that the situation in the region is relatively stable, but the Shi’ite militias continue to raid civilian homes.
The Iraqi army, with support from the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias, launched on October 16, a large-scale offensive to take over the disputed territories, including Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu and Khanaqin. The operation led to a humanitarian crisis and security deterioration as thousands of people were forced to flee their homes in those areas.
According to the latest reports, “50 houses, businesses and parties’ offices have been detonated, 2,000 houses, shops, trade buildings, 21 restaurants and factories belonging to Kurdish civilians have been looted and burnt in the city.”