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Iraq crisis: Inside Amerli after lifting of siege

1 September 2014 Last updated at 20:12 BST

Iraqi forces have reached the besieged town of Amerli in northern Iraq, where thousands have been trapped by Islamic State jihadists.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse was one of the first Western journalists to get into Amerli, where thousands of people had been trapped for months.

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