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Iraqi refugees plead for intervention

Iraqi refugees from the Yazidi religious minority have told the BBC only a foreign military intervention can help them.

Iraqi refugees from the Yazidi religious minority have told the BBC only a foreign military intervention can help them.

So far, the US has engaged in limited air strikes against the self-styled Islamic State (IS), a Sunni Muslim jihadist group formerly known as Isis.

Over a million Iraqis remain displaced from their homes since IS began its offensive, the UN says.

Paul Wood reports from a refugee camp in northern Iraq.