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U.S. ground missions in Iraq still not likely

  • The U.S will likely not evacuate the Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Islamic State fighters, says the Pentagon, after an assessment team found a tolerable humanitarian situation and that most refugees had escaped.
  • The U.N. estimates that about 400,000 refugees have fled the Dohuk region, including Yazidis, Christians and other minorities.
  • U.S. forces have also been busy arming Kurdish Peshmerga in order to repel Islamist insurgents who threaten Iraqi Kurdistan's entire border.
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