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    HUMANITARIAN TRAGEDY IN SINJAR MOUNTAINS

    Tens of thousands of people facing the threat of massacre took shelter on Sinjar Mountain after the town of Sinjar in South Kurdistan was occupied by ISIS gangs on 3 August.

    TENS OF THOUSANDS AWAIT HUMANITARIAN AID
    On 4 August, the YPG (People's Protection Units) forces that reached the area from the town of Rabia hindered the probable massacre of tens of thousands stranded in the hills and mountains.
     
    On 6 August, PKK's guerilla forces, HPG (People's Defense Forces) and Women's Guerrilla Army YJA Star guerrillas also reached the Sinjar Mountain where they, in coordination with Sinjar Resistance Units, started to open a corridor to ensure the transfer of the people to safe areas.
     
    Thousands of people, escorted by the guerillas, have reached to West Kurdistan.
     
    The spokesperson of the Sinjar Defence Units, Dilser Sengal, said that they have taken thousands of people under protection, however a lack of water, medicine and food continues to be a threat.
     
    Adding that thousands of people are still located in different parts of the Sinjar Mountain and are waiting to be rescued, Sengal called for national and international humanitarian aid for the civilians.
     
    Sengal said the evacuation of tens of thousands from the region will inevitably expose them to  danger.
     
    Hundreds of civilians from Sinjar and its environs are missing, feared dead or abducted, while tens of thousands are trapped without basic necessities or vital supplies in the Sinjar Mountain area south of the city. Most of those affected are members of the Yezidi minority.
     


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