Saturday, August 15, 2009

Yezidi Politician Asks Baghdad to Form Support Councils

The head of the Progressive Yezidi Party, Wa’ad Metto said there were certain political ambitions behind the recent bombings in Sinjar (west of Mosul-Nineveh) that killed and wounded more than fifty people.

Metto, said this attack and the bombings that targeted Shebak and Turkmen communities in disputed territories are evidence that the goal of the perpetrators is to show the central government as incapable of protecting the people.

Metto called on the government in Baghdad to form Support Councils (tribal militias paid for by the government) in Yezidi-majority regions. He also asked demanded the government increases police and army presence and evicts other militias from those regions, in a clear reference to the Kurdish Peshmerga.

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