This is coolbert:
That siege of the Turkmen town of Amerli nearing a climax?
Overland relief now a possible?
Shia militia and Iraqi national army [?] forces massing?
"Iraq forces mass in bid to break jihadist siege of Turkmen town"
"Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq was massing forces Wednesday for an operation to break a two-month jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli, amid growing fears for residents short of food and water."
"The imminent counter-offensive comes amid reports that US President Barack Obama is weighing a decision to authorise air strikes and aid drops in the area to assist around 12,000 residents trapped in the northern town."
"According to a civilian volunteer commander, thousands of Shiite militiamen from groups including Asaib Ahl al-Haq and the Badr Organisation are gathering in the Tuz Khurmatu area of Salaheddin province, just north of Amerli, in preparation for a battle to break the siege."
Overland relief the proven and historical method by which siege can be lifted.
These Turkmen in grave peril. And militia is the sole answer?