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U.S., Kurds Free Thousands Of Trapped Yazidis

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U.S. Defense officials announced Wednesday that U.S. and Kurdish operations in Iraq had “broken the siege on Mount Sinjar” in Iraq, making it possible for thousands of the Yazidi people trapped there by raiding Islamic State militants to escape, the New York Times reported. The break in the militants hold on the area resulted from U.S. airstrikes and Kurdish fighters, the paper reported. Tens of thousands of the minority group…