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No immediate evacuation of Yazidis on cards, says US

  • The United States has backed out of a possible mission to rescue thousands of Yazidis stranded on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.

    The Yazidis, members of a minority Iraqi sect, were forced to seek shelter in the mountains after Sunni militant group Isis seized the areas they were staying in. The US military has been air-dropping food and water on the mountain.

    However, after a team of American aid workers and special forces landed on Mount Sinjar to take stock of the situation, the Obama administration has apparently concluded that there is no immediate need to launch a massive military rescue operation.

     

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