Insurgents who vanished from Mosul before the recent government operations have regrouped elsewhere in Nineveh, terrorising the Yazidi communities west of the city, Azzaman reports.
‘The residential settlements and villages of the district of Sinjar are lost to gunmen. They have burned official records and caused a lot of damage and many casualties,’ one source told the newspaper.
Another said the gunmen were moving freely in pick-up cars in the mainly Arab inhabited district of Qahtaniya and the predominantly Yazidi town of Sinjar.
You might recall that 796 people were killed in the war’s deadliest car bomb attack in two Yazidi towns on August 14, 2007.