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Thousands of Yazidi Iraqis besieged by IS militants on mountain: UN

London, Aug 13 (ANI): Thousands of Yazidi Iraqis have been trapped by Islamic State militants on a mountain in Northern Iraq and need life saving assistance, say the United Nations officials.

Iraqi residents fled from their homes after Islamic State militants occupied the town of Sinjar.

The U.S. continues airstrikes targeting an IS mortar on Tuesday, reports the BBC.

Iraqi politicians had been unable to form a government since Prime Minister Miliki won in April.

Islamic State militants have occupied large parts of Northern Iraq and Syria recently which has forced thousands of people to flee from their homes. (ANI)