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Turkmen From Amerli Describe Survival of IS Siege

Over the past few weeks, hundreds of Shi'ite Turkmen have fled the town of Amerli seeking refuge in the northern city of Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes that were coordinated with Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents. Coordinated effort, retaking Amerli Sunday, at approximately 1:30 in the morning, the U.S. began to bomb Islamic State (or ISIL) positions around Amerli, a town of about 15,000 Shi'ite Turkmen...

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