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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Syrian Kurds come to the rescue of besieged Iraqi minority

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community crowd toward food at a refugee camp in Derike, Syria, on Tuesday. Syrian Kurdish fighters have been transporting Yazidis into Syrian territory to give them first aid, food and water and returning some to Iraq via a pontoon bridge.