The same day UNICEF reported that at least 40 children displaced by ISIS’ takeover of Sinjar had died “as a direct consequence of violence, displacement and dehydration over the past two days.”
Also Monday Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered the military to provide air support for the Kurdish troops fighting ISIS. Many have criticized al-Maliki and U.S. policymakers for failing to reign in ISIS in both Syria and Iraq.
An AFP photo previously used in this post purporting to show displaced Iraqis from the northern town of Sinjar was withdrawn by the agency Tuesday. The image, which was apparently taken in Syria near the Iraq border in August 2013, has been replaced.
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