BREAKING: Iraqi Helicopter Carrying Aid to Yazidi Refugees Stranded on Sinjar Mountain Crashes Killing Pilot, Injuring 20 Evacuees

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Source: Mail Online, report by Sam Greenhill and David Williams

12:47 EST, 12 August 2014 | Updated: 19:56 EST, 12 August 2014…developing…

A rescue helicopter crashed yesterday when it tried to take off with too many Iraqi refugees on board.

[See also – Dramatic Helicopter Rescue: with the Yazidis on Mt Sinjar, Iraq]

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.

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[VIDEO] Dramatic Helicopter Rescue: with the Yazidis on Mt Sinjar, Iraq

  
Incredible and desperate scenes as Jonathan Rugman travels by chopper to top of Mount Sinjar rescuing Yazidis, comes under fire.

Filming by Philippa Collins –  Channel 4 News

Daily Caller‘s Brenden Bordelon reports:

CNN broadcast a video showing the daring helicopter rescue of about 60 Iraqi refugees threatened with genocide on Monday, capturing the desperation of religious minorities in northern Iraq as murderous Islamic jihadists continue to advance despite U.S. airstrikes.

CNN reporter Ivan Watson traveled with Kurdish soldier on an Iraqi military helicopter loaded with aid to Mount Sinjar, where tens of thousands of Yazidi people are trapped by terrorists from the Islamic State…(read more)

CNN Airs Incredible Video Of Harrowing Helicopter Rescue In Iraq [VIDEO]

[Related: ‘Today America Is Coming To Help’: Obama Announces ‘Targeted Airstrikes’ On Iraq Terrorists]

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