Aski kalak

IRAQ, ASKI KALAK : Displaced Iraqis queue to register at a temporary camp set up to shelter people fleeing violence in northern Iraq on June 17, 2014 in Aski kalak, 40 kms west of the Kurdish autonomous region’s capital Arbil. Militants pushed a weeklong offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq to within 60 kilometres (37 miles) of Baghdad, as the UN warned the country’s very existence was under threat. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB

IRAQ, ASKI KALAK : Iraqi children play on the guideline of a tent set-up in a temporary camp, set up to house civilians fleeing violence, in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province, in Aski kalak, 40 kms west of the Kurdish autonomous region’s capital Arbil, on June 14, 2014. Shiite Iran offered to consider working with longtime foe the United States if it takes the lead in helping push back Sunni Arab militants, who have seized a swathe of northern Iraq. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB

IRAQ, ASKI KALAK : A man sleeps outside temporary tents set up to shelter Iraqis fleeing violence in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province, in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 12, 2014. Thousands of people who fled Iraq’s second city of Mosul after it was overrun by jihadists wait in the blistering heat, hoping to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region and furious at Baghdad’s failure to help them. many as half a million people are thought to have fled Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Tuesday after a spectacular assault that routed the army. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED

IRAQ, ASKI KALAK : An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter plays a musical instrument on the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 14, 2014. US military advisors in Iraq are headed for Mount Sinjar to study means of evacuating civilians who have been trapped there by jihadists, a spokesman for the Kurdish peshmerga forces said Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED