Barzani Welcomed by Thousands
After supervising the liberation of Sinjar and remaining at the front lines for several days, President Masoud Barzani returned to Erbil on November 22. After a warm welcome, it is clear that the political parties and people in the region appreciate president Barzani's role in supervising the liberation process.
After congratulating the people of Kurdistan on the Sinjar liberation, Mohammed Barzani, a Kurdistan Islamic Union official said, "President Barzani kept his promise as Sinjar was liberated. Barzani played a significant role in the front line by directly supervising the liberation process. People of Duhok should be thanked for receiving Barzani in the best way."
Sheikh Shamo, Yazidi representative at the Kurdistan parliament, said Barzani is the symbol of Kurds' happiness and he played a crucial role in retaking Sinjar from Islamic State terrorists.
"We were waiting for this day since 15 months ago. We were sure that other than Peshmerga forces, no forces can liberate Sinjar. Thanks to God the process is done successfully and the day will be recorded as a historical day," said Shamo.
Head of Chaldean List at the Kurdistan Parliament, Waheed Yaqu Hormiz, ex- pressed his happiness over the liberation of Sinjar and said, "We need to be proud to have a strong president like Masoud Barzani. In this current situation Barzani is needed for all Kurdish people."
Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party's leadership member, Muslih Rajab, attributed receiving president Barzani warmly in Duhok to his promise to people of Kurdistan and Sinjar people especially. He said Barzani promised to liberate Sinjar and he kept the promise.
Sadraddin Chato, a Duhok citizen, said, "We all came out and poured to the streets to receive and welcome back our president. We all need to thank the president and all the Peshmerga forces for retaking Sinjar from ISIS."
Kurdish forces liberated the town of Sinjar from ISIS after it was controlled by the terrorists for nearly 15 months; President Barzani directly supervised the liberation process.