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The US destroyed two Islamic State machine gun emplacements and a bunker in two airstrikes near the Mosul Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it killed nine Islamic State fighters and three leaders in airstrikes south of Baghdad and north of Mosul.
President Obama said his strategy to defeat the Islamic State will mirror that of US actions in Somalia and Yemen, will use air power, and will not include ground forces. The US launched an airstrike agains the Islamic State near Irbil. Iraiq special forces killed seven Islamic State fighters outside of Fallujah. The military claimed it killed 57 Islamic State fighters in Babil, Tikrit, and Dhuluyia.
The US launched five airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Haditha Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it cleared the Islamic State from Barwana near Haditha; the military also claimed it cleared Barwana last week. The Islamic State kidnapped 20 people, including five policemen, in a village near Tikrit.
The Islamic State killed 17 Iraqis in a suicide assault in the town of Dhuluiya, and launched a large-scale assault on the town of Ziwiya. The US targeted the Islamic State in five airstrikes in Irbil and near the Haditha Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 22 Islamic State fighters in Jurf al Sakhar.