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Iraq: Stabilising the Contested District of Sinjar

Sinjar has yet to recover from the ravages of 2014, when ISIS subjected the population to unrelenting terror.

Thousands remain displaced.

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To persuade them to return, the Iraqi federal and Kurdish regional governments will need help from the current residents in improving governance and security.

What’s new?

In October 2020, Baghdad and Erbil signed an agreement intended to build stability in Iraq’s Sinjar district through a new administration and security structure that would let displaced people return.

The deal is only partly fulfilled, however.

Turkey is intensifying bombardment of the PKK and its affiliates in the area.

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