View Full Version : Kurdish Government Tries To Create New Narrative Of What Happened To Iraq’s Yazidis

08-12-2015, 02:35 PM
The beginning of August marked the one year anniversary of the Islamic State’s assault upon the Yazidis of the Sinjar district in Iraq’s Ninewa province. Not only did the militants seize the territory, but massacred and enslaving the populace. What made the situation worse was that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which was in charge of the area prevented Yazidis from leaving the area and arming themselves before fleeing without a fight when IS launched its operation. Afterward, Syrian, Turkish and Iraqi Kurdish forces liberated part of the district leaving thousands of Yazidis still under the insurgents’ rule. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has tried to cover up this history by creating a new narrative that it suffered a military defeat at the hands of IS, then saved the Yazidis, and will soon free all of Sinjar sometime soon.

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