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Footage has emerged of Iraqi and Peshmerga forces rescuing children from Sinjar Mountain in Iraq after they had fled militants ...
from the Islamic State group. (Aug. 11)
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SHOTLIST:++QUALITY AS INCOMING++++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio content checked against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting ++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by third party permission: STEVEN NABIL ON BEHALF OF 'AJK' UGC - MANDATORY ON-SCREEN CREDIT: STEVEN NABILSinjar Mountain, Iraq - August 7, 20141. Aerial view of large crowd of displaced Yazidi people seen from Iraqi helicopter delivering aid2. Crowd of people gathering around helicopter as aid is handed outZakho - August 8, 20143. Children leaving aircraft after being rescued from Sinjar mountain and taken to Zakho4. Various of soldiers helping Yazidi children out of aircraft after being rescued from Sinjar mountainSTORYLINE: Footage has emerged of Iraqi and Peshmerga forces rescuing children from Sinjar Mountain in Iraq after they had fled militants from the Islamic State group.The video provider, Steven Nabil, had direct contact with the source of the footage, 'AJK', who supplied the material on condition that they remain anonymous.The children were flown from Sinjar mountain, where a helicopter had been delivering aid to thousands of minority Yazidis who have been stranded on a scorching mountaintop since the Islamic militants seized Sinjar, near the Syrian border, last week.They were then taken to Zakho in the self-declared autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region.Meanwhile, thousands of Yazidi refugees fleeing Islamic State militants continued to pour across the border from Syria into Iraq after a week-long journey through blazing hot mountains. Followers of an ancient religion with links to Zoroastrianism, the Yazidis said the militants had given them the choice of converting to Islam or dying.