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Aftermath Of Battles Between Kurdish Forces And IS In Iraq

Kurdish forces backed by U.S. bombing have broken the siege of northern Iraq's Sinjar Mountain area, where minority Yazidis sought refuge from an Islamic State offensive. Officials say refugees are beginning to evacuate from Sinjar Mountain to Dohuk in the Kurdistan region. Video from December 18 shows the aftermath of clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamic State militants in the region. (Abdul-Khaliq Sultan, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq)