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Iraqi Shi'ite Turkomans Flee Rebel-Controlled City

Thousands of Shi'ite Turkomans are continuing to flee the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, which was captured by Islamic militants three weeks ago. Many have taken refuge in the town of Sinjar, controlled by the Kurdish Peshmarga militia in the Kurdistan region. Some said they had been stranded for weeks at checkpoints. Kurdish officials said that thousands of displaced Turkomans are waiting for flights to Shi'ite cities in the south of Iraq. (Reuters)