The 3rd of Au­gust and the hopes of Kur­dish Peo­ple

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Has­san Shin­gali

To­day, ex­actly a month has elapsed since the at­tacks on Shin­gal be­gan by the IS. A month that feels like a year. In 2007, Shin­gal was at­tacked by ter­ror­ists. As a re­sult, hun­dreds were killed and thou­sands wounded. The two years, 2007 and 2014, have been omi­nous years for the Yazidi com­mu­nity. In 2007, two car bombs ex­ploded in the com­mu­ni­ties of Sibae and Gir Izerand caus­ing a lot of dam­age. On the 3th of Au­gust, another more dev­as­tat­ing calamity struck the Yazidis.

Days have passed and months will pass too. Shin­gali cit­i­zens are build­ing their hopes to re­turn back to their homes. After the at­tack of the ISIS, thou­sands of peo­ple fled to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and live in very mis­er­able con­di­tions. Their num­ber is huge in relation to the places they have fled to. Tak­ing a walk to those fam­i­lies who have found a refuge, one will ob­serve the poor sit­u­a­tion they live in and each fam­ily bear a very tragic story to tell since they have suf­fered a lot.

Are we go­ing to face the same An­fal and the same tragedy that we faced many years ago by the Iraqi regime? Aren’t we mind­ful and aware of what is hap­pen­ing to us and are we go­ing to let the his­tory re­peat it­self? We, the Kurds, have gone through many tragedies. It is time to unite to break the chains of op­pres­sion. It is time to unite to achieve free­dom and in­de­pen­dence.

We, as Kurds, have faced many calami­ties and suf­fered tremen­dously, but we kept fight­ing and we will fight for the fi­nal vic­tory. We have sac­ri­ficed hun­dreds of thou­sands of our peo­ple, both Pesh­marga and civil­ians, to en­joy a dig­ni­fied life un­der the flag of free­dom. Now, we dis­cern the light at the end of the tun­nel at last. Soon our beloved coun­try will at­tain to­tal in­de­pen­dence.

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