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Iraqi Civil War (2014–present)

* Sinjar
Sinjar
massacre * December 2014 Sinjar
Sinjar
offensive * November 2015 Sinjar
Sinjar
offensive * Battle of Mosul (2016)
Battle of Mosul (2016)

Syrian Civil War
Syrian Civil War

* 2015 Al-Hawl offensive
2015 Al-Hawl offensive
* Manbij offensive
Manbij offensive

* Raqqa campaign (2016–present)

* Battle of Raqqa (2017)

WEBSITE Official website

A Sinjar
Sinjar
Resistance Units fighter carries the militia's flag

The SINJAR RESISTANCE UNITS (Kurdish : YEKîNEYêN BERXWEDANA ŞENGALê‎; YBŞ), formerly called KING PEACOCK (Arabic : Malik Al-Tawus ‎‎), is a Yazidi militia formed in Iraq
Iraq
in 2007 to protect the Yazidi community in Iraq
Iraq
in the wake of attacks by Iraqi insurgents . It is the second largest Yazidi militia, after the Protection Force of Sinjar
Sinjar
(HPŞ). However, it is much more active than the HPŞ in fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq
Iraq
and the Levant (ISIL).

Together with its newly founded all-women offshoot, the Êzidxan Women\'s Units (YJÊ), and the formerly Peshmerga -aligned HPŞ, in October 2015 it founded the all- Yazidi joint commando umbrella structure Sinjar
Sinjar
Alliance . YBŞ and YJÊ consider themselves under the umbrella of the Kurdistan Communities Union
Kurdistan Communities Union
(KCK) and are operating in concert with People\'s Defence Forces (HPG) of the Kurdistan Workers\' Party (PKK). Shammar militias have also supported YBS.

HISTORY

The Sinjar
Sinjar
Resistance Units took part in the August 2014 Northern Iraq
Iraq
offensive , killing at least 22 Islamic State fighters and destroying five armoured vehicles in the vicinity of the Sinjar Mountains .

Hundreds of Yazidis received training from People\'s Protection Units (YPG) instructors at the Serimli military base in Qamishli , Syria, before being sent back to the Mount Sinjar
Sinjar
frontlines. These forces were re-branded as the " Sinjar
Sinjar
Resistance Units".

Its commander Sheikh Khairy Khedr was killed in action during the October 2014 clashes in Sinjar.

There have been increased tensions between the YBS and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KRG forces largely fled Mount Sinjar
Sinjar
when the Islamic State first attacked , leaving many Yazidis resentful and distrustful.

In October 2015, the YBŞ participated in the foundation of the Sinjar
Sinjar
Alliance as an all- Yazidi joint commando umbrella structure. Besides their all-women offshoot, the Êzidxan Women's Units (YJÊ), the formerly Peshmerga -aligned Protection Force of Sinjar
Sinjar
(HPŞ) and other independent Yazidi units committed to the united Yazidi front.

Under the joint command of the Sinjar
Sinjar
Alliance, the Sinjar
Sinjar
Resistance Units took part in the November 2015 Sinjar
Sinjar
offensive .

SEE ALSO

* December 2014 Sinjar
Sinjar
offensive * Ezidkhan
Ezidkhan
* List of armed groups in the Iraqi Civil War * Yazidi genocide

REFERENCES

* ^ A B " Yazidi militia claims to have killed at least 22 Islamic State militants". Haaretz. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014. Malik al-Tawus is a self-defense group, believed to have been set up in 2007 to protect the Yazidi community in Iraq
Iraq
against attacks by radical Islamists. * ^ A B "Yezidi forces form alliance against IS". Êzîdî Press . 31 October 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. * ^ " Yazidis Form Militia To Protect Sinjar
Sinjar
Mountain". Aina. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014. * ^ "400 Ezidis finish 3-month Peshmerga military training". Kurdistan24. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017. * ^ "800 fighters left PKK in Shingal, joined Peshmerga: Ezidi Commander". 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017. * ^ ""Manbij operation will continue until ISIS is completely expelled"". ANF News. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016. * ^ "Şengal’s YJŞ: heading for al-Raqqa to liberate Yazidi women". Hawar News Agency. 3 July 2017. * ^ Ridolfo, Kathleen (31 May 2007). "Christian population dwindling due to threats, attacks". Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 'We have formed a troop of the brave and faithful from the Yazidi clan called the Malik Al-Tawus troop' * ^ A B C Paraszczuk, Joanna (11 June 2015). " Yazidi militias fight IS in Iraq, amid Kurdish rivalries". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 26 October 2015. * ^ "On patrol with the Sinjar
Sinjar
Resistance Units". Reuters. Retrieved 1 December 2016. * ^ "Kurdish militants train hundreds of Yazidis to fight Islamic State". Aina. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014. * ^ Khalel, Sheren; Vickery, Matthew (23 February 2015). "Yazidis battle ISIL: Disaster ‘made us stronger’". Al Jazeera English . * ^ "IS-Terror in Shingal: Wer kämpft gegen wen? Ein Überblick". Êzidî Press. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. * ^ "Iraqi journalists flee as ISIS closes in". 24 October 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014. * ^ Krohn, Jonathan; Spencer, Richard. " Yazidi leader \'arrested by Kurdish authorities\'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 August 2015. * ^ "Independent Yezidi units join Shingal alliance". Êzîdî Press. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. * ^ "Shingal: KurdInnen starten mit vereinten Kräften Großoffensive gegen IS". Kurdische Nachrichten (in German). 12 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.

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Armed groups in the Iraq War
Iraq War
and the Iraqi Civil War

IRAQI GOVERNMENT

* Iraqi Armed Forces
Iraqi Armed Forces

* Iraqi Army
Iraqi Army
* Iraqi Air Force

* Iraqi Police

* Iraqi Police Service * National Police * Supporting Forces

* Facilities Protection Service

BA\\'ATHISTS

* Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order * Fedayeen Saddam * General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries * Al-Awda * General Command of the Armed Forces, Resistance and Liberation in Iraq * Popular Army * New Return * Patriotic Front * Political Media Organ of the Ba'ath Party * Popular Resistance for the Liberation of Iraq * Al-Abud Network

Militias and others

SHIA ISLAMIC MILITIAS

* Mahdi Army
Mahdi Army
* Abu Deraa 's Mahdi Army
Mahdi Army
faction * Badr Organization * Sheibani Network * Soldiers of Heaven

* Special Groups (Iraq)

* Asa\'ib Ahl al-Haq * Promised Day Brigade * Kata\'ib Hezbollah

SUNNI ISLAMIC MILITIAS

* Awakening groups * 1920 Revolution Brigade * Jaish al-Rashideen * Islamic Army in Iraq
Iraq
* Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance
Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance
* Hamas of Iraq
Iraq

KURDISH MILITIAS

* Peshmerga * Kurdistan Workers\' Party * Kurdistan Freedom Falcons * Party of Free Life of Kurdistan
Party of Free Life of Kurdistan

TURKMEN MILITIAS

* Iraqi Turkmen Front * 16Brigade * 52nd Brigade * 92nd Brigade * Brigade of Imam Hussein * Sayyid al-Shuhada * Bashir Regiment

ASSYRIAN MILITIAS

* Qaraqosh Protection Committee * Nineveh Plain Forces * Nineveh Plain Protection Units * Dwekh Nawsha
Dwekh Nawsha
* Syriac Military Council * Kataib Rouh Allah Issa Ibn Miriam

YAZIDI MILITIAS

* Sinjar
Sinjar
Alliance : Sinjar
Sinjar
Resistance Units, Êzîdxan Protection Force , Êzîdxan Women\'s Units

INSURGENTS

NATIONALIST SALAFIS

* Mujahideen Army * Mujahideen Battalions of the Salafi Group of Iraq * Islamic Salafist Boy Scout Battalions * Mohammad\'s Army

SALAFI JIHADISTS

* Ansar al-Islam * Black Banner Organization * Abu Theeb 's group * Jaish Abi Baker's group * Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna

* Islamic State of Iraq
Iraq
and the Levant

* Mujahideen Shura Council * Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn * Jama\'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad

* Wakefulness and Holy War

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