Aug 8, 2014 8:12 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

UPDATE: Another 200,000 Iraqis displaced

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi and Kurdish officials are welcoming the U.S. decision to authorize airdrops of humanitarian aid and airstrikes in northern Iraq to counter advancing Sunni radical militants.

A string of victories across the north of the country by the radical group Islamic State and their allies have sent Iraq's minorities fleeing for their lives, exacerbating the country's already-dire humanitarian crisis with another 200,000 people displaced.


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