US evacuation mission in Iraqi mountain 'less likely': Pentagon
The United States is "far less likely" to carry out an evacuation mission on Sinjar mountain in Iraq after troops assessed the humanitarian situation there, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
"There are far fewer Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar than previously feared and they are in better condition than previously believed," Xinhua quoted Defence Department spokesman John Kirby as saying.
Kirby noted that the refugees continue to have access to the food and water that the US troops have dropped.
On Wednesday, a team of less than 20 US personnel conducted an assessment of the situation on Mount Sinjar and the impact of US military actions to date, Kirby said.
The team did not engage in combat operations and all personnel have returned safely by military air to Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, the spokesman said.
The White House said earlier Wednesday that the establishment of humanitarian corridors and airlifts are among options being considered by President Barack Obama to evacuate the Iraqi civilians trapped by the Islamic militants on the mountain.
(Posted on 14-08-2014)
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