Turkish daily Yeni Şafak’s sources said the PKK arms civilians and forces them to fight in their ranks.
In the last three days, one peshmerga fighter and 11 civilians were killed. Local sources said the PKK was responsible for the killings.
The PKK is increasing its number of terrorist members in Sinjar, like it did in Syria’s Manbij despite the U.S. claiming that they were withdrawing from the city.
The PKK continues to occupy public institutions and bully the residents opposing the terrorist organization’s ideology.
Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi, for his part, recently told local media in northern Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region that “outlawed armed groups” – in reference to the PKK – would not be allowed to remain in Sinjar. He went on to assert that “joint forces” comprised of various Iraqi security organs would soon be drawn up in the region.
Clearing Sinjar of PKK terrorists is among Turkey’s main demands from Iraq.