Up to 40,000 Iraqis forced to choose between dying of thirst... or slaughter by extremists: Refugees stranded on mountain surrounded by ISIS waiting to kill them

August 6, 2014 1:51 PM

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Some 40,000 Iraqi refugees face starvation after being forced into hiding on a barren mountain top by a circling band of bloodthirsty jihadists.

They must now decide whether to descend and risk being slaughtered or hope their attackers are defeated before they die of thirst or hunger, officials said.

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