President Obama said a rescue operation for religious minorities in Iraq will not be necessary and that "we broke the mountain siege of Sinjar."
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00:02 We can go we assessed that many thousands. He's --
00:05 men women and children have abandoned their positions take refuge on
00:09 mounts in -- in a desperate attempt to -- slaughter. Without
00:13 food or water they faced -- terrible choice. Start on the
00:18 mound or be slaughtered on the ground. Last week the US
00:23 military conducted humanitarian airdrops every night. Delivering more than a 1141000.
00:30 Meals and 35000. Gallons of fresh water. Yesterday a small team
00:36 Americans. Military and civilian. Completed their review of the conditions on
00:41 the -- They found that food water have been reaching those
00:45 in need that thousands of people have been evacuated safely each
00:49 and every night. The millions who remain continue to leave aided
00:53 by Kurdish forces and Aziz were helping to facilitate. The safe
00:57 passage of their families. So bottom line is that the situation.
01:03 On the -- has greatly improved and Americans should be very
01:06 proud of our efforts. Because the skill and professionalism of our
01:10 military. And the generosity of our people. We broke the --
01:15 siege of -- in -- we helped vulnerable people reach safety
01:19 and we helped save many innocent lives. Because these efforts we
01:23 do not expect there to be additional operation to evacuate people
01:27 -- mountain. And it's unlikely that we're gonna need to continue
01:31 humanitarian air drops on the --