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20,000 Iraqis Escape Mt. Sinjar

Things can't get worse than this: Iraqi civilians are escaping into Syria to get off a northern mountain where they've been trapped without food or water for weeks. Between 20,000 to 30,000 minority Yazidis have found a safe passage through Syria and back into Iraqi Kurdistan, assisted by Kurdish guerrilla forces. Meanwhile, American and British missions have been dropping emergency relief Mt. Sinjar and U.S. has launched air strikes on Islamic State militants nearby.