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Sinjar Agreement, Northern Iraq, comes into effect

By: Ali AlTalaqani

Joint operations command revealed, on Saturday, duties of the dispatched federal police forces to Sinjar. The command confirmed the agreement implementation that includes the presence of the federal forces within the district only.

The spokesman of the joint operation command, General Tahseen Al-Khafaji, said: the dispatched federal police forces to Sinjar District will carry the duties of security file supervision along with implementing Sinjar agreement, pointing out that the 6th division of the federal police forces will be in charge of the security file of the district.

Al-Khafaji stated that sending new forces to Sinjar district will depend on the security situation, highlighting that implementing the Sinjar agreement will only allow the presence of the federal force, not any other forces or Peshmerga, and only the Iraqi flag will be raised.

He continued, saying that the security file within the district will be the responsibility of only federal forces whether it was police forces or national security forces, while outside the district will be carried by the army.

Meanwhile, earlier on Saturday, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Khademi, announced an agreement that empowers the authority of the federal government in Sinjar according to the constitution on both administration and security levels. The agreement will pave the way for the city reconstruction and for the return of the afflicted people in coordination with Kurdistan’s government.