Over 30,000 Iraqis trapped in mountains as IS threatens to kill them
- Thousands from the minority Yazidi community are stranded in the mountains of northwestern Iraq. If they make a move, they face slaughter at the hands of Islamic State jihadists surrounding them. However, they risk dying of dehydration if they stay put.
Many of those trapped are women and children taking refuge in nine locations on Mount Sinjar – a craggy ridge which, as legend has it, was the last resting place of Noah’s ark.
Thank you G W Bush & Blair! How nice of you guys to fuck up that whole area!