Iraqi helicopter carrying aid to Yazidi refugees stranded on Sinjar mountain crashes killing pilot and injuring 20 evacuees!!!

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Iraqi helicopter carrying aid to Yazidi refugees stranded on Sinjar mountain crashes killing pilot and injuring 20 evacuees

  • Russian-built Mi-17 helicopter crashed as too many tried to climb aboard
  • Pilot killed and 20 injured in the crash on mountain in Sinjar, remote Iraq
  • Yazidi Iraqi MP and a New York Times reporter among the injured
  • Comes after Islamic State seized Sinjar, told residents: ‘convert or die’
  • Yazidis follow ancient religion with connections to Zoroastrianism 

A rescue helicopter crashed yesterday when it tried to take off with too many Iraqi refugees on board. The pilot died and several children were injured in the drama on Mount Sinjar, where Yazidi and Christian civilians are besieged by Islamic State maniacs. The helicopter, which had been mobbed by desperate families, was brought down by sheer weight of numbers. Other aid flights – including one run by the RAF – have come under intense fire from…

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