Nearly twenty U.S. military Special Operation Forces conducted the assessment to make recommendations to the White House on how best to evacuate the Yazidi minority
The Guardian reported that more than 100 US marines and special forces landed on Mount Sinjar in Iraq to rescue the thousands of Yazidi’s trapped by ISIS.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko questions Moscow’s intentions behind the convoy, saying Russia will use it as a way to begin a “direct invasion”
The report stressed that the situation would only be considered if it was given to the White House as a recommendation from the recently-deployed military advisors in Iraq.
The additional troops, which will travel to northern Iraq in the coming days, comes as a recommendation from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
President Barzani expressed willingness to work with al-Abadi.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
14 humanitarian airdrops have been flown as well.
Sunday marked the third consecutive day of U.S. organized airstrikes in Iraq.
With 5,300 gallons of water reportedly dropped, this would leave as little as 17 ounces of water for each of the 40,000 reported persons dying of dehydration