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Ban welcomes lifting of siege of Amerli in northern Iraq; UN agencies rush in aid

With the siege on the northern Iraqi town of Amerli finally broken, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his appreciation to the Iraqi Security Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, and others, who, with air support from the United States, helped avert a humanitarian disaster in the town, which had been blockaded by militants for the past two months.



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