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(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi Parliament, Vian Dakhil, called on the United Nations and international community to force the Iraqi government for reconstructing Sinjar district.
Dakhil called on the UN, international community and the Iraqi Parliament to prepare a plan for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Sinjar- a Yezidi major district. He emphasized that the reconstruction of the district will encourage the Yezidi IDPs to return home.
ISIS attacked the Yezidi city of Sinjar in 2014, killing thousands of Yezidis and kidnapping about 5,000 others including women and children. The attack further forced hundreds of thousands of other residents to leave home and migrate to other areas.
Mayor of Sinjar, Mahma Khalil, previously said that 80 percent of Sinjar has been liberated by the Peshmerga forces since November 13, 2015. He further noted that there are 8,105 houses in Sinjar district, out of which 3,577 have been destroyed due to the several military operations carried out in the area.
Khalil said, “The Iraqi government in Baghdad has not provided the district with any financial assistance. Yezidi people have decided to support the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq because major crimes and unfair treatment have been committed against Yezidis in the area and Baghdad has made no efforts to defend them.”