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Watch: human tide of Yazidis scramble onto helicopter in rush to escape death

Horror.

CNN’s Ivan Watson has been sending harrowing dispatches back to the United States from the areas of Iraq where Islamic State fighters have encircled minority Yazidis. His reports, and the footage he and his crew have been broadcasting, are positively heartbreaking. Kurdish and Iraqi forces have been operating helicopter rescue flights in and out of the mountain where the Yazidis remain trapped. In missions Watson described as “heroic,” the local forces airlift supplies in and refugees out of the area. The images coming out of those rescue flights are wrenching:
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