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Iraq: Turkmen chief urges govt to help Daesh victims

Leader of Iraqi Turkmen Front says his party would bring problems of Daesh victims to attention of Iraqi parliament

Ali Mukarrem Garip   | 18.08.2019
Iraq: Turkmen chief urges govt to help Daesh victims

KIRKUK, Iraq

The head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) on Saturday called on Baghdad to extend help to women who suffered under the Daesh terror group in northwestern province of Tal Afar, Iraq.

"The Daesh terror group practiced torture and shameful atrocities to the Turkmen women it kidnapped in Tal Afar. The Iraqi government and NGOs should stand with them by any measure," Ershad Salihi told Anadolu Agency.

Salihi added that the government failed at integrating such women back to the society, underlining that the ITF would open the issue to public discussion after it did so in an upcoming parliament.

"We have hundreds of people who went missing in the regions controlled by the YPG terror group," he added, stressing that there were still many women and children from Tal Abyad taking refugee in camps in Syria.

Salihi lamented that international media outlets did not provide enough coverage to the victims tortured by Daesh terrorists.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas


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