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Kurds unite to oust Iraq jihadists, rescue stranded civilians

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Kurdish fighters from Iraq, Syria and Turkey joined forces in northern Iraq Wednesday in bid to reclaim areas lost to jihadists and rescue thousands of civilians stranded without food or water in nearby mountains. 

Iraqi Yazidi children who fled the violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar with their family, stand at a school where they are taking shelter in the Kurdish city of Dohuk in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 5, 2014

The fate of the civilians, many of them from the Yazidi minority who fled to the Sinjar mountains after an attack by the Islamic State (IS) group at the weekend, has sparked international concern.

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