Politician begs world to help Iraq's Yazidis

August 6, 2014 10:05 AM

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Politician begs world to help Iraq's Yazidis

Clashes between Islamic State fighters and Kurdish forces near Erbil force Yazidis to flee into the mountains.

Kurdish forces and Islamic State fighters were clashing in a town only 40 kilometres southwest of the Kurdish regional capital of Erbil in northern Iraq, a senior Kurdish official said on Wednesday.

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