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Baghdad helps the return of those who welcomed ISIS to Sinjar

Baghdad helps the return of those who welcomed ISIS to Sinjar

The Iraqi central government is helping the return of those who welcomed the Islamic State (IS) in 2014 to Sinjar, said the mayor of the Kurdish Yezidi town.

“Hundreds of families have been brought back to the village of Gulat and other areas in east of Sinjar,” Mahma Khalil told BasNews.

“The move was a bilateral decision [by Baghdad] without the consent of the legitimate local administration,” he further explained, noting that the Yezidis, who have suffered the most from the IS atrocities, are deeply concerned about the move.

“These Arabs are the ones who helped Daesh in August 2014 when they attacked Sinjar. Now, Baghdad is returning them to the region without any prosecution,” Khalil said.

Source: Basnews

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