Middle East

Iraq welcomes U.S. aid to stranded civilians

Iraqi military personnel distribute water to Shiite Iraqi Kurds, known as "Shabak", displaced by fierce fighting between Kurdish peshmerga forces and jihadist militants from the Islamic State (IS) after arriving on the road between Kirkuk and Arbil having fled the area of Bartala near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, on August 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN IBRAHIM

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 09, 2014, on page 12.




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