Hundreds of refugees wait to cross the Islamic State-controlled portions of Iraq into the relative safety of the Kurdish autonomous region through the only open checkpoint between the two warring sides on Nov. 20, 2014. The overpass and earthen berms in the background are the front-line positions of the Islamic State fighters, who frequently trade sniper fire with the Kurdish soldiers on the other side.
Hundreds of refugees wait to cross the Islamic State-controlled portions of Iraq into the relative safety of the Kurdish autonomous region through the only open checkpoint between the two warring sides on Nov. 20, 2014. The overpass and earthen berms in the background are the front-line positions of the Islamic State fighters, who frequently trade sniper fire with the Kurdish soldiers on the other side. McClatchy
Hundreds of refugees wait to cross the Islamic State-controlled portions of Iraq into the relative safety of the Kurdish autonomous region through the only open checkpoint between the two warring sides on Nov. 20, 2014. The overpass and earthen berms in the background are the front-line positions of the Islamic State fighters, who frequently trade sniper fire with the Kurdish soldiers on the other side. McClatchy

Thousands cross between Kurdistan, Islamic State at highway no-man’s land

November 21, 2014 05:20 PM

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