This is coolbert:
Yet one more Iraqi ethnic group under siege.
The Turkmen. Sometimes spelled Turkomen. The Turkmen Shia? If so, in mortal danger.
"U.N.: 'Unspeakable' suffering in Iraqi town besieged by ISIS fighters"
"Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- As violence CONTINUES to wrack Iraq, the United Nations warned Saturday of another ethnic slaughter in the making by Sunni extremists from ISIS."
"ISIS fighters have besieged the ethnic Turkmen Shiite town of Amerli in the north for two months, and its fewer than 20,000 residents are without power and running out of food, water and medical supplies."
Just when it might have been perceived that the ISIL forward advance was perhaps stalled, we have this. Well, this is a siege and has proceeded for TWO MONTHS NOW!! Surrender too is not an option!