Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'
Iraqi forces have reached the besieged town of Amerli in northern Iraq, where thousands have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.
The apparent breakthrough comes after the US carried out air strikes overnight on Islamic State (IS) positions near the town.
The BBC's Jim Muir reports from a few miles outside Amerli.
31 Aug 2014
- From the section Middle East