The separatist Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) headed by its president Masoud Barzani is facing hard times in northern Iraq.
On October 17, KRG forces withdrew from the Yazidi-populated town of Sinjar. Iraqi forces embedded with Yazidi members of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) entered Sinjar from the direction of Tal Qasif and Tal Banat and established control over the town as well as nearby points.
On October 18, the Iraqi Army and the PMU restored control over the city of Kirkuk and its southern and western surroundings, which had been controlled by KRG forces. (More details about the situation here)
Commander of Yazidi PMU members is in Sinjar’s town-hall: