Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are besieging about 700 Yazidi families in Mount Sinjar west of the Iraqi province of Mosul, a security source told Al Arabiya News Channel Monday.

Local Sinjar Protection Forces holding back ISIS militants are quickly running out of supplies and ammunition and have sent out emergency appeals to U.S.-led coalition forces for help, the source said.

The source added the militants are deploying more forces in the area and are about 1 kilometer away from Sinjar. […]