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IRC Press Coverage

August 9, 2014 - 
Operation to help 40,000 Yazidi Kurds surrounded by Islamists militants on Mount Sinjar follows air strikes on Isis positions.
August 9, 2014 - 

Iraq's federal and Kurdish forces Saturday prepared their bid to reclaim lost ground as US jets pounded jihadist positions to pave the way and also dropped aid to stranded civilians.

August 9, 2014 - 

The U.S. military, three years after pulling out of Iraq, launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in the country's northern region Friday, using drones and fighter jets to stem a Sunni insurgency led by the al-Qaida breakaway group.

August 9, 2014 - 

The man everyone calls “Shawarma” looks tired and weak sitting in his rickety wheelchair. I’m immediately worried as I enter the Ebola Treatment Center at the Kenema Government Hospital. Shawarma, in his early 30s, is an Egyptian national who was transported to the center from eastern Freetown after being discovered in a private “mushroom” health clinic – one that popped up outside the network of licensed clinics. 

August 9, 2014 - 

About 3,000 Iraqis have resettled in the San Diego region in each of the last seven years, a number that could soon grow if the Obama administration grants asylum to Christians displaced by radical Islamic State insurgents being pummeled in selective strikes from U.S. fighter planes.

August 8, 2014 - 

The US unleashed a second wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis.

August 8, 2014 - 

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, now known as the Islamic State, has taken hundreds of Yazidi women captive, according to a spokesman for the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry. The official added that the Sunni militants have “vicious plans” for the women, all of whom are under the age of 35.

August 8, 2014 - 

The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other civilians fled in fear.