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Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis




US airstrikes have had 'a very temporary effect' on Islamic State




US military role in its 3rd Iraq conflict unlikely to accomplish much




Iraq militants changing tactics, complicating US airstrike mission




The US targeted an Islamic State mortar pit in an airstrike north of Sinjar. Nine Iraqis were killed in two bombings in Baghdad. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 89 Islamic State fighters in Diyala and 65 more in northern Hillah. The military also claimed it killed 14 more Islamic State fighters while clearing the town of Hamdhiya north of Ramadi.




Pentagon Says Airstrikes Have Slowed but Not Stopped Sunni Militants




Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to denounce ISIS




Aleppo's forgotten Christians




Chechen-led jihadist group in Syria releases video of training camp

Jamaat Ahadun Ahad, or the Group of the One and Only, is led by a Chechen commander and its fighters include "many Chechens, Turks, Arabs, Europeans, and even several former members of the Taliban."


Meet Haider al-Abadi, the man named Iraq's new prime minister




President Masoum appointed Haidar al Abadi as the new prime minister. Former Prime Minister Maliki said the move is "unconstitutional" and vowed to fight the appointment. The US is sending weapons and munitions to the Kurds. The US launched airstrikes against an Islamic State convoy near Irbil. The Iraqi military said it killed an Islamic State commander and five Syrian aides in an airstrike in Mosul, seven Islamic State fighters in Salahaddin, eight fighters in Baqubah, 15 in Anbar, and 20 more "with Israeli weapons" in Babil.




Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki replaced but refuses to go




US strike aircraft destroyed three Islamic State armored personnel carriers and a technical in four airstrikes in the Sinjar Mountains. The Peshmerga is said to have regained control of Gwair, Makhmour, and Zumar. The military claimed it killed 16 Islamic State fighters in Tikrit.




US lawmakers mull ISIS action




US removes some staff from consulate in northern Iraq




Massive security deployment around Baghdad 'green zone': officials




US airstrikes against Islamic State continue in northern Iraq

The US launched four airstrikes on Aug. 9 and five more on Aug. 10 against the Islamic State in the Sinjar area, where the Yazidi minority is facing a humanitarian crisis, and near Irbil.


US air support helps Kurdish forces expel Islamic State fighters from two Iraqi towns




Exclusive: Iraq says Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive




As ISIS Militants Exert Their Control, US Pursues a Military Middle Road