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Yazidis rescued by aid helicopter

Ten of thousands of civilians in northern Iraq are fleeing for their lives, desperate to avoid the advance of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS.

Many are stranded on a mountainside and have been without food, water and shelter for seven days or more.

This helicopter footage shows stranded members of the Yazidi community being rescued by an aid helicopter

  • 12 Aug 2014
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