‘Rapid deterioration’ in northern Iraq, warns UN
Islamic State militants in Iraq (formerly known as Isis) have made further gains in northern Iraq. The group is reported to have taken over the town of Sinjar, home to tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi community, a non-Muslim Kurdish group. Nickolay Mladenov is the UN Special Representative for Iraq.
(Photo: Iraqis people from the Yazidi community arriving in Irbil in northern Iraq after Islamic militants attacked the towns of Sinjar and Zunmar. Credit: AP)