Footage aired by Anadolu Agency showed camps and political activity areas of the PKK terror organization that has been active in the Sinjar district of Mosul in northern Iraq for six years and has been engaged in military and political activities.
An agreement last week between the Iraqi government and Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) which will end the PKK terror group’s presence in Sinjar and surrounding areas, once again has brought the organization’s presence in the region into question.
Video showing training camps, so-called popular assemblies and checkpoints of the group, reveals the terror group’s ongoing presence in the region.
Recent footage shows PKK members and sympathizers protesting the Sinjar deal by carrying pictures of terrorist PKK head terrorist Abdullah Ocalan.
The Iraqi Prime Ministry announced Friday it reached a “historic deal” with the KRG that will bolster federal authority in Sinjar under the Constitution in governance and security.
The PKK and all its affiliations will take no role in the region, according to the agreement.
The prime minister’s spokesman Ahmed Mulla Talal said it will end the authority of intruding groups in Sinjar, referring to the PKK terror group.
The PKK terror group managed to establish a foothold in Sinjar in 2014 under the pretext of protecting the local Yazidi community from the Daesh/ISIS terror group.
Around 450,000 Yazidis escaped Sinjar after Daesh/ISIS took control of the region.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz
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