The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have opened a military camp in southern Sinjar in order to traing local defense force that will mostly consist of Yazidi fighters.
The stated goal is to train Yazidi PMU units that will be able to keep security in southern Sinjar and to fight remaining ISIS fighters in the border area. The PMU will traing and arm Yazidi fighters with heavy and light weapons.
With this move, the PMU will increase security in the Yazidi-populated area and to expand its presence in southern Sinjar. Earlier this year, clashes between local Yazidi militias and forces loyal to the authorities of the the Kurdistan Region of Iraq took place in Sinjar. The PMU presence will likely allow to avoid further tensions between the two sides.