Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian villager attacked by group of Kurdish youth in Komane, Iraq

KOMANE, Iraq — According to local sources, a group of young Kurdish men attacked a Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian man in the village of Komane in Nohadra (Duhok), Iraq. The assault occurred after the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian man attempted to prevent the youths from harvesting his field. During the altercation, the man was struck in the head with a sharp harvesting implement, either a scythe or machete.

Land issues in and around Komane have been an issue for decades. Kurdish families fleeing the Iraq Army in the 1980s settled in the village, settling and working land belonging to Chaldeans–Syriacs–Assyrians.

According to ANB SAT, the Kurdish families have been compensated twice by the Kurdistan Regional Government with funds and land in another region but they have refused to leave.