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US Yazidis lobby for Iraq community

The BBC's Barbara Plett Usher meets Yazidi Americans who have dropped everything to keep Washington's attention on the tragedy in their homeland.

The Yazidi crisis in Iraq has triggered US air strikes against Islamist militants and mobilised an international relief operation.

Meanwhile, some Yazidi Americans have dropped everything to keep Washington's attention on the tragedy in their homeland.

Barbara Plett Usher reports.