[Shingal, Ezidikhan, Iraq. 20 Nov, 2019] Turkish aircraft on Wednesday conducted an airstrike on the headquarters of the Sinjar Protection Units (YBS) in northern Iraq, leaving twenty militiamen killed and wounded according to the Iraqi military. A statement by the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said the air strike was conducted […]
The Ezidikhan Public Information Bureau has obtained a copy of Ezidikhan Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf's written response to a query from the United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance, Hon. Alice Walpoe about the Ezidikhan Provisional Government's intentions in these troubled and turbulent times.
The Yezidi village of Bara was struck for the second time in two days on Tuesday evening, following another suspected Turkish airstrike in a nearby village the day before. Three people are believed to have been injured in the Tuesday offensive, according to Yezidi media outlet EzidiPress. No civilians were reported to have died.
The investigative panel created by the Provisional Government of Ezidikhan has submitted to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights its narrative regarding purported criminal acts perpetrated against the Yezidi people in the period since the Iraq war began in 2003 up to the present day. The report details a disturbing pattern of ongoing practices by regional state actors, including the administration of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abdul and the administration of Massoud Barzani, President of ...
In a sharp rebuke to the region's dominant nation-states, representatives of Yezidi, Mandean, Shaback, Dom, Lom, and Zoroastrian minorities recently joined in one voice to publicly denounce the Republic of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Syrian Democratic Forces, and the Republic of Turkey.
[Lalish, Ezidikhan (Iraq) 17 October 2019] – Faced with acts of violent atrocities, forced displacement and genocide, representatives of the Yezidi, Zoroastrian, Mandaean, Romani, and Shabak communities announced in a joint proclamation their commitment to formalize their political autonomy distinct from the states of Syria, Turkey, and Iraq. and the formation of the Alliance of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East. Twelve national delegates met in a general assembly on 6 October during the Jamayi Session of th...
The Provisional Government of Ezidikhan has begun to deliver supplemental food items to needy Yezidi families living in IDP camps.
In a momentous decision, Ezidikhan’s Governing Council has unanimously adopted a resolution asserting Ezidikhan’s right to investigate alleged acts of genocide by regional militias including Kurdish forces as well as atrocities committed by Daesh extremists.
The Government of Ezidikhan is beginning to deliver results of its visionary pledge to ‘Return and Rebuild’ with a new water well system installed at Siba Sheikh Kadir collective on the south side of Shingal mountain. With project funds provided by the Government of India to the Ezidikhan Government, the project broke ground in October 2018. The newly finished water system was inaugurated in January 2019 and now serves all 23,000 inhabitants of the sprawling Siba Sheikh Kadir collective.
Julian Langer interviews Ezidikhan Justice Minister Nallein Sowilo The Yezidi are an ancient indigenous community, whose ties to the lands in Northern Iraq stretch back to Mesopotamia. Their religious practices draw from Mesopotamian-theology, which is primarily characterized by the worship of Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel created by God as His Regent on earth. Like […]