Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border
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Iraq crisis: UK 'will play role' in rescue mission, says PM

14 August 2014 Last updated at 00:17 BST

Britain will "play a role" in an international mission to rescue stranded Yazidi refugees in Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee on the crisis, he said "detailed plans" were being put in place for the operation.

The UK has made a third round of airdrops to the thousands fleeing Islamist fighters across mountains.

James Robbins reports.