According to an Iraqi Kurdish official, the PKK terrorist group has created a tunnel under the northern Iraq-Syria border to smuggle weapons, explosives, and members.
According to Halef Halil, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official, 300,000 concrete blocks were utilised in the tunnel’s construction, which runs from Sinjar in northeastern Iraq to Hasakah in Syria (KDP).
He stated that the PKK created a 12-kilometer (7.4-mile) tunnel between the valley of Sinjar’s hilly Bare region and Syria’s Hasakah province’s al-Hol region.
He added that the PKK created a 12-kilometer (7.4-mile) tunnel between the valley of Sinjar’s hilly Bare region and the al-Hol district of Syria’s Hasakah province.
Halil went on to state that the PKK was planning to send a significant number of fighters to Syria, and that pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi forces were aware of the PKK’s actions but did not intervene.
“Both the Hashd al-Shaabi and the PKK are affiliated to a regional state… Both are attempting to thwart the implementation of the Sinjar agreement between Erbil and Baghdad,” he said.
The Iraqi federal government and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq struck an agreement in October 2020 to maintain security in Sinjar by the end of the year.