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US Finds Fewer Refugees on Iraqi Mountain, Evacuation 'Less Likely'

The U.S. Defense Department says a mission to evacuate refugees from a mountain in northern Iraq is "far less likely" after an assessment found fewer refugees in the area than previously feared. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaking to reporters late Wednesday, cited the effects of U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group and airdrops of humanitarian aid in helping to improve the situation on Mount Sinjar. "Not only were there fewer people up there, but they...

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