Amerli: Iraqi town besieged by IS starving to death

August 24, 2014 11:59 AM

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Amerli: Iraqi town besieged by IS starving to death

With each new dawn, the people of Amerli wake up to the same nightmare.

Surrounded by towns and villages taken by the Sunni jihadist militants of Islamic State (IS), the residents of this small Shia Turkmen community about 180km (110 miles) north of Baghdad have been living under siege for two months.

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