Rival Kurdish groups clashing in northwestern Iraq

Rival Kurdish groups clashing in northwestern IraqClashes broke out between rival Kurdish groups in northwestern Iraq on Friday after a force loyal to one party was deployed to an area controlled by another, two Kurdish security sources said.

This is reported by Reuters.

The clashes took place in the Sinjar area after the Peshmerga Rojava was deployed towards the Syrian border on Thursday.

That area is controlled by forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

"This morning at 7 clashes started with DShK (heavy machine gun). Now there are martyrs and wounded on both sides," said a Kurdish security source.

The Peshmerga Rojava is made up of Kurds from Syria and was formed and trained in Iraq under the auspices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
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