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US video shows Iraq 'aid air-drop'

9 August 2014 Last updated at 05:37 BST

Footage said to show a US military air-drop of food and water over Sinjar in Iraq has been released by American authorities.

The aid is being given to thousands of Iraqis hiding in mountains from jihadist fighters.

Three US aircraft together dropped a total of 72 bundles of supplies, US Central Command said.

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