Kurdish Peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in a village on the outskirts of the province of Nineveh near the border province of Dohuk, August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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ISIS militants have killed hundreds of Iraq's minority Yezidi community, burying some alive and taking women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said Sunday, as U.S. warplanes again bombed the jihadists.The U.S. Central Command said drone aircraft and fighter jets had hit ISIS armed trucks and mortar positions near Irbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region.That marked a third successive day of U.S. airstrikes, and Central Command said in a statement that they were aimed at protecting Kurdish peshmerga forces as they face off against ISIS near Irbil.Sudani added that ISIS "has also taken at least 300 Yezidi women as slaves and locked some of them inside a police station in Sinjar and transferred others to the town of Tal Afar.
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