Second attack in two weeks

Turkey strikes Sinjar again, injuring a YBS fighter

SINJAR — Turkish aircraft attacked a Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) military site in Sikeniya village, located south of Mount Sinjar in the Qahtaniyah area, according to local security sources. The strike injured one person affiliated with the YBS, who was subsequently taken to Sinjar General Hospital for treatment.

This incident is the second attack on the YBS in less than two weeks. A prior strike resulted in the death of a group member.

The Sinjar region, in western Nineveh province, is home to a majority Yazidi population, adherents of an ancient Mesopotamian faith.

Over recent years, Turkey has frequently targeted YBS fighters, claiming their association with the PKK, is a Kurdish organization that has been in conflict with Turkey for decades.