This image made from video taken on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 shows Iraqis people from the Yazidi community after arriving in Irbil in northern Iraq after Islamic militants attacked the towns of Sinjar and Zunmar. (AP Photo via AP video)
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Kurdish fighters from Syria have crossed the border to help Iraq's Kurds battle jihadists who took over several towns over the weekend, the group itself and a military source said Monday.The PYD, whose armed wing has been fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria and become the dominant force in Syria's Kurdish regions, posted pictures of its forces in the Rabia area.When ISIS fighters conquered Iraq's second city of Mosul nearly two months ago and swept through much the country's Sunni heartland, Kurdish peshmerga forces moved into several towns and key sites abandoned by government forces.
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