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Aug 11, 2014
Aug 11, 2014

Kurdish forces and others aiding escape from Iraqi mountain: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Thousands of people from Iraq’s Yazidi minority trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq by Islamic State militants have been able to escape in the past three days with help from Kurdish security forces and others, a U.N. official said on Monday.

Kieran Dwyer, spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, declined to identify all who were involved except to say that various actors had put great effort into getting trapped people off Mount Sinjar.

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U.N. Security Council mulls resolution to tackle Iraq militants

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is negotiating a draft resolution to tackle Islamic State militants by financially weakening the jihadi Islamist group, stopping a flow of foreign fighters, and threatening sanctions on those who recruit and help the group.

Islamic State militants control a third of Syria’s territory and have captured wide swathes of northern Iraq since June, declaring a caliphate.

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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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