Will 2015 be like 2014?
be a time of peace, reconciliation and resolving issue among many peoples became a time of political disturbances, mass killings, murdering and kidnapping. Syria, Egypt and Iraq exemplify what I have already stated.
Sometimes people plan for a better future but destiny deceives us. 2014 in Iraq was one of the heinous years that the country went through. It can only be compared to 2006 and 2009 when lots of people fell victim for violence and atrocities. Fighting and armed conflicts started in 2003 when the US. Army entered Iraq. It was then terrorism on large scales flourished. Since Iraq is a multi-ethnic society, the sectarian violence erupted uncontrolled. Iraq with its Kurds, Turkmen, Christians, Shiites and Sunnis all suffered tremendously.
Kurds, who have been vigilant and aware of the political reality, managed to protect their land and they adhered to their national aspirations of freedom and independence. Undoubtedly, the suffering of the Kurds has been beyond any description, but they have been successful through preserving unity in the face of any setbacks.
2014 was a year of ISIS and the brave Kurdish Peshmarga. Kurdistan, without any prior warn- ing, was attacked by the most barbaric terrorist group history has ever witnessed. The Peshmarga forces have managed to defeat the ISIS on all fronts. The latest was in Mount Shingal, under the command of the wise Kurdish President Massoud Barzani. The Kurds have succeeded to turn the table on ISIS militants. They have liberated most of the Kurdish areas from the dirty hands of merce- naries.
Zana Ahmed 27, a Kurdish Yazidi, said that 2014 for Yazid was a disastrous year since many Yazidis were perished at the hands of ISIS monsters.
Now, we have finished the days of a black year. People in both Kurdistan and Iraq hope that 2015 will be a time of liberation, freedom, coexistence, prosperity and peace.