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Capture of Sinjar sparks ‘humanitarian tragedy’

3 Aug, 2014

Jihadist fighters capture the town of Sinja. A UN statement says some reports put the number of people forced to flee the area by the ISIS takeover at 200,000. According to the top UN envoy in the area a humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in Sinjar. UN:

The United Nations has grave concerns for the physical safety of these civilians.