Iraq Peshmerga Forces Deliver Aid to Mount Sinjar
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have distributed aid on Mount Sinjar after breaking the ISIL terror group’s months-long siege on the area in northwestern Iraq.
The Peshmerga soldiers on Saturday reached the flanks of Mount Sinjar carrying food and other aid three days after starting a huge offensive in the region against the Takfiri terrorists.
“I haven’t seen an orange since September,” said a 10-year-old girl as the Kurdish fighters delivered fruit and other food.
The ISIL had captured the town of Sinjar in early August. They killed hundreds of residents, kidnapped and enslaved hundreds of Izadi women and girls, and forced tens of thousands to seek refuge on Mount Sinjar.
“We had barely received any aid in 75 days,” said Hassan Khalaf, a skinny 45-year-old, adding that the aid stopped coming when the ISIL “cut the road.”
“What we need now is aid. We want them to save us,” he said.
The liberation of Sinjar opens a humanitarian corridor for the hundreds of Izadi Kurds who have been stranded in the Mount Sinjar area.
Meanwhile, a statement from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region officials said the Peshmerga had managed to clear villages on the northern side of the mountain from the ISIL militants, who were forced to flee west to Syria or east to the Iraqi city of Mosul under their control.
The Peshmerga are also said to have taken control of the Sinjar town on the mountain’s southern side.
The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.