Sanad for Peacebuilding (Sanad), an independent Iraqi NGO, is pleased to announce that 1000 displaced families, both internally and internationally, have successfully returned to their homes in Al-Ayadhiya, a sub-district of Tal Afar. Many of these families have come from Turkey or from camps across Iraq, including Kirkuk and Mosul. Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul, has struggled with sectarian violence since 2003.
Al-Ayadiyah, Iraq, August 10, 2018 – On August 9, tribal and community leaders, representatives of the Permanent Higher Committee for Coexistence and Social Peace at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and the local government in Nineveh Governorate and in Tal Afar District signed an agreement covering peaceful coexistence among Ayadiyah citizens, between surrounding communities, and with the local and central government in Al-Ayadiyah.
On February 28, 2018, more than 39 community leaders from the Shia and Sunni tribes in the districts of Balad and Dujail joined a press conference to announce the general principles supporting peaceful coexistence and stabilization in Yathrib subdistrict, which aim to find the best approaches and mechanisms to enhance stabilization, peace, and justice in Yathrib.
Kirkuk, Iraq, June 10, 2017 - Leading community actors, including 114 tribal leaders and governmental officials, from southwest Kirkuk jointly announced their agreement on principles, mechanisms, and recommendations to guarantee the support of rule of law at a press conference in Kirkuk, Iraq.
Kirkuk, Iraq, 15th January 2017