Alleged In Sinjar, Iraq, a Turkish drone attack attacks the Yazidi militant organization


On May 16, 2020, it was reported that a Turkish drone strike had targeted the Yazidi militant group known as the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) in Iraq’s Sinjar district. The YBS is an armed organization that was formed to defend Iraq’s Yazidi minority from the Islamic State (ISIS). According to reports, at least one YBS member was killed and two others were wounded in the airstrike. The YBS has accused Turkey of carrying out the strike without consulting the Iraqi government, and the incident has sparked a diplomatic dispute between Iraq and Turkey. Iraqi officials have condemned the strike and called on Turkey to respect Iraq’s sovereignty. Turkish officials have denied responsibility for the strike and have instead blamed the YBS for provoking the incident.