MESOP : MAXMUR IN DANGER (II) Clashes continue near Maxmur town

ANF – MAXMUR 06.08.2014 – Clashes between Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) peshmerga forces and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs are continuing in an area extending from the village of Geyara to Dicle river since Tuesday evening.

According to an ANF correspondent in Maxmur, the scene of clashes is 25 km to the Maxmur town.Despite the Maxmur town governor and asayesh (public security) forces vowing to “defend the Martyr Rüstem Cudi Camp”, residents of the camp which hosts Kurds from North Kurdistan are concerned over the ongoing clashes after the peshmerga withdrew from the field in Sinjar four days ago. Residents are taking precautions in and around the camp through their own means while also asking asayesh forces to strengthen security measures in the area.