BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:43 A.M.) – Halgurd Hikmat, head of the Peshmerga Ministry’s Media Department, called on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to withdraw from Sinjar in northern Iraq after Turkish airstrikes targeted a Peshmerga base and killing a number of troops in strikes aimed for the PKK. stating that PKK should reconsider its stance and step out of the Kurdistan Region territories.
He then went onto emphasize that Turkey need to take greater care when targeting the PKK so that these incidents of missing a target does not occur again.
“If the PKK refuses to leave Sinjar, the Turkish air raids are likely to continue since the Iraqi government is unable to protect its territorial sovereignty, said the official. Therefore PKK needs to take Kurdistan Region’s call for PKK forces’ withdrawal into account,” Hikmat said.
The Sinjar was liberated by the PKK from ISIS rule after Peshmerga forces withdrew from it when the terrorist group advanced and engaged in a genocide against the local Yazidi people.