Harrowing footage of a dramatic rescue was taken by a CNN crew on board a helicopter with members of the Iraqi air force and Kurdish peshmerga, Monday. They were on a mission to Mount Sinjar where thousands of desperate Yazidis, driven out of their homes by the ISIS horde have been stranded for a week.
The flight took diapers, milk, water and food to the site, hurling out boxes of food and water before approaching the ground.
“We landed on several short occasions, and that’s where — amid this explosion of dust and chaos — these desperate civilians came racing towards the helicopter, throwing their children on board the aircraft. The crew was just trying to pull up as many people as possible,” CNN’s Ivan Watson said.
Her mouth slightly agape, tears stream down her face as she glances around the inside of a helicopter with confusion in her eyes.
She looks completely…
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