Pentagon: Evacuation of Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq 'Far Less Likely'
(WASHINGTON) -- An evacuation of thousands of refugees who were forced onto Mt. Sinjar in Iraq is "far less likely" after an assessment by United States Marines, Special Forces and the USAID disaster assistance relief team, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Less than 20 personnel briefly landed on the mountain, where thousands of Yazidis are trapped and facing a humanitarian crisis.