News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan
A new operation to liberate Şengal (Sinjar) from ISIS control began this morning and is continuing with all a speed, reports an article Özgür Gündem compiled by ANHA.
The operation, which has been organized under the Ezidi Joint command, is being led by HGP and YJA Star guerillas and fighters with the YBŞ-YBJ Şengal, with peshmerga forces also taking part.
HGP, YPJ, and YBŞ-YBJ fighters have entered the city center and are currently in the Hayr Nasir, Berbi Roj and Sitî Zeynep neighborhoods where they are taking part in heavy clashes with ISIS forces. Although reliable information is difficult to come by there are reports that certain ISIS elements are pulling back from the city center. Forces attached to the Ezidi joint command now control the eastern part of the city and plan to advance from this flank.
Peshmerga Have Also Joined The Operation
Peshmerga forces attached to the KDP have also entered Solak, a settlement to the west of Şengal and removed from the main city. Peshmerga forces have also taken up positions in the distant heights overlooking Şengal from the northeast, as well as a cement factory to the east of the city.
As of the publication of this article HGP, YPJ, and YBŞ-YBJ fighters are engaged in fierce fighting with ISIS elements inside the city of Şengal.