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  8/14/2014, Av 18, 5774

U.S. Forces Arrive at Iraq's Mount Sinjar

A team of U.S. marines and special forces landed on Mount Sinjar in Iraq on Wednesday, to assess options for a potential rescue of Yazidi civilians threatened by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

U.S. officials later said that the forces discovered that far fewer refugees remain on the mountain than was previously believed, and that they are in better condition than was thought.