U.S. considering ground troops to evacuate trapped Iraqi refugees

August 13, 2014 6:07 PM

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U.S. considering ground troops to evacuate trapped Iraqi refugees

President Obama has asked his military advisers to prepare options for evacuating a group of trapped religious minorities from a mountain in Iraq that would not put U.S. personnel into a combat mission.

The administration announced Tuesday that it was sending an additional 130 military personnel into the northern part of the country, where most of the fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is taking place to assess the scope of the ongoing humanitarian mission and develop new o...

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