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On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq

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Family members mourn during the funeral procession of Col. Jalil Hameed al-Awadi, a pilot who was injured and died Thursday from wounds caused by Tuesday's helicopter crash in northern Iraq, during his funeral procession in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. People grieved over the death of Al-Awadi on Thursday the day after the funeral for the other Iraqi pilot who was killed immediately in the crash near the mountain outsi | AP

If it weren’t for Tuesday’s helicopter crash on Mount Sinjar, what would I have written about the plight of the Yazidis?

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