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Displaced Iraqis seek refuge in Erbil

Fighting pushes large numbers of refugees closer to Erbil as US warplanes bomb Islamic State group in Iraq.

Last updated: 08 Aug 2014 23:49
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Tens of thousands of civilians in northern Iraq continue to flee their homes as the security situation crumbles.

The fighting has pushed large numbers of displaced people closer to the Kurdish capital, Erbil.

Elsewhere, Kurdish forces have evacuated camps for displaced people in advance of US air strikes.
 
Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Erbil.

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