Yazidi Iraqis call for int'l peacekeeping force

Yazidis in Iraq have called for an international peace keeping mission in their districts, The Baghdad Post reported Sunday.

In a press conference, MP from the Yazidi constituent Haji Kandoor al-Sheikh said, "As representatives for the Yazidi constituent, we have been calling since Aug. 2014 in all international and regional events for an international peacekeeping force to protect the rights of minorities".

Al-Sheikh stressed Yazidis had lost confidence in the Iraqi forces that left them in the lurch when their territories had been stormed by ISIS terrorists.

"We completely lost confidence in the Iraqi forces. They abandoned us when ISIS stormed our regions in 2014," he added.

"The US-led international coalition, the United Nations and the European Union are required to send peacekeeping forces to secure civilians' return to their homes," he said.