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Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with U.S. air support

A displaced woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, argues with Kurdish security during a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province August 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A displaced woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, argues with Kurdish security during a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi...more

A displaced woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, argues with Kurdish security during a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province August 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province August 17,...more

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani (R) shakes hands with Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani (R) shakes hands with Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani (R) shakes hands with Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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