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The US military launched airstrikes against Islamic State convoys and mortar positions near Irbil. President Obama authorized airstrikes against the Islamic State if the group threatened the Kurdish capital or impeded humanitarian operations in the Sinjar Mountains. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 13 Islamic State fighters near Baqubah.




US expands airstrikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq




US bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq 'genocide'




US Planes Start Airstrikes on Iraq Militants




US allies pledge support for Iraq, but no military action




US launches airstrikes in northern Iraq




Najaf takes in Christians displaced by Islamic State




Iraq crisis: live




US begins airstrikes against Islamic State near Irbil




Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS




The Islamic State took control of several towns outside of Mosul, including Qaraqosh, Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh after Kurdish forces retreated. The US is considering launching airstrikes against the Islamic State or dropping supplies to refugees fleeing the fighting. Kurdish officials claimed the US launched airstrikes, but the Department of Defense denied the reports. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 60 Islamic State fighters in northern Amirli. Five Iraqis were killed in a car bombing in Baghdad.




Obama authorizes limited airstrikes to protect US personnel in Irbil




Hollande Pledges French 'Support' for Forces Fighting Iraq Jihadists




Kurdish Peshmerga request US arms to battle ISIS: official




Patriarchs decry Christian exodus, demand UN act




Islamic State pulls down church crosses in northern Iraq as 200,000 flee




Islamic Militants in Iraq Are Widely Loathed, Yet Action to Curb Them Is Elusive




Iraq's largest Christian town falls to Islamic State

Qaraqosh, as well as Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh, fell to the Islamic State after Kurdish Peshmerga abandoned the towns without a fight.


The Iraqi military killed 60 people in an airstrike on an Islamic State sharia court in Mosul; it is unclear how many civilians were killed. Security forces claimed to have killed an Islamic State commander and eight fighters in Anbar. Insurgents killed 32 people in attacks in Baghdad and four policemen in Jurf al Sahkar.




40,000 Iraqis stranded on Sinjar mountain after Islamic State death threats