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Rescue Mission for Yazidis on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar Appears Unnecessary, Pentagon Says

posted on August 14, 2014

At The Washington Post, Karen DeYoung and Craig Whitlock report, “A team of about 20 U.S. troops and aid workers who landed Wednesday on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar determined that a rescue operation of besieged minorities stranded there is probably unnecessary, the Pentagon said.” Humanitarian airdrops and nightly evacuation of Yazidis via land routes have apparently lessened the need for a rescue mission, though thousands still remain trapped on the mountain following the siege by the Islamic State. U.S. officials continue to assess the extent of military involvement necessary to defend Iraq.

Read at The Washington Post