|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 12-August-2014, 6:30 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Ten of thousands of civilians in northern Iraq are fleeing for their lives, desperate to avoid the advance of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS. Many are stranded on a mountainside and have been without food, water and shelter for seven days or more.
International concern is focused on those who have been driven from their homes in the town of Sinjar.The BBC's Jiyar Gol has been on board one of the helicopters delivering aid to desperate Yazidis trapped in the region.
The crisis is continuing on Mount Sinjar where hundreds of thousands of Yazidis remain trapped without food, shelter or water. International affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman goes aboard a helicopter dropping aid, and rescuing some refugees.
Dramatic footage as our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman helps drag dehydrated children to the back of a military helicopter who have fled Islamic State forces in northern Iraq.
As the helicopter left Mt Sinjar it came under fire from IS militants and the helicopter crew are filmed returning fire.