Thousands flee as ISIS launches new attacks

APTOPIX Mideast Iraq

An Iraqi woman who fled her village holds her daughter near a Kurdish checkpoint, in the Khazer area between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, northern Iraq, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Hundreds of villagers fleeing advances by Sunni militants crowded under the morning sun trying to enter Iraqi Kurdish-controlled territory Thursday, aiming to join large numbers of displaced people who have already sought shelter in the relative safety of the largely autonomous region.