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Most Yazidis off mountain after jets' fire

Troops to the rescue in Iraq is less likely now, U.S. says

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 4:57 a.m.

Supporters of beleaguered Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki march Wednesday in Baghdad.

Crediting U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid, President Barack Obama's administration said Wednesday that many Iraqi refugees were no longer trapped on a mountain where they had sought refuge from militants, making it less likely the military would have to carry out a potentially dangerous rescue mission.

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An Iraqi policeman stands guard Wednesday at the site of a car-bomb attack near a restaurant in New Baghdad that killed eight... (By: KARIM KADIM) (Credit: AP)

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