Sexual assault by Shia Mobilization Forces in Kurdistan region

Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) allegedly raided a home in Tuz Khurmatu’s Republic neighborhood and attempted to rape a young women, according to local sources who talked to ANF news.

When the attempted rape is said to have occured, the women was said to be present with her two sisters and her father. The father is reported to have intervened in the assault before rescuing the women. In the process of escaping the city with his three children, it is believed that the man suffered a heart attack and lost his life.

Shortly thereafter, their car was hit by a trailer truck and everyone in the car, the father and three children are now reported to have lost their lives in the accident.

The Region was not able to confirm the validity of these chains of events.

However, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Tuz Khurmatu official Hasan Baran has stated that many women are leaving the city to avoid sexual assault.