The predominately Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) has announced that they will conduct operations against the Peshmerga and ISIS who are besieging the Yazidi people in Iraq’s Sinjar region.

This follows on from this morning’s events where clashes between the Rojava Peshmerga who are loyal to Iraqi Kurdistan’s President Masou Barzni, and the Yazidi Shingal Resistance Units (YBS), who are trained by the Turkey based Kurdistan Workers Party and oppose Barzani’s relations with Turkish President Erdogan.

The ensuing fight left at least four Peshmerga fighters taken prisoner by the Yazidi Units while one YBS fighter has been killed and three injured in clashes, Kom News reported.

The PMU highlighted on their Twitter that the Peshmerga attack on the Yazidis was unprovoked, and will pay a heavy price for betraying them.

https://twitter.com/pmu_english/status/837584346441666560

The militia that has been one of the most effective fighting forces in fighting ISIS, then announced their consideration of new operations to dismantle all Peshmerga and ISIS siege on the Yazidi people.

https://twitter.com/pmu_english/status/837587875671621632

This is the first time in which Barzani’s forces has been directly threatened by the PMU.

 

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