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Canada to send military advisers to help Iraq counter ISIS

US: 'No plans' for military coordination with Iran over IS

US Fears Syrian Chemical Weapons Falling to Extremists

The US launched four airstrikes against a series of Islamic State targets near the Mosul Dam and Irbil. The Islamic State killed three Iraqi soldiers in a car bombing near Camp Speicher near Tikrit and executed three women in Mosul. The military said it killed 10 Islamic State fighters in an airstrike on a camp in the Hamrin Mountains.

The Islamic State's global reach

US says NATO group 'core' will form larger coalition to counter Islamic State

Video Feature: Surviving an ISIS Massacre

President Obama is sending an additional 350 US military personnel to secure the US Embassy in Baghdad and support locations. The US now has an estimated 820 troops in country. Military officials claimed to have killed "dozens" of Islamic State fighters in Haditha and 11 more in an airstrike that targeted an Islamic State "headquarters in Zaidan.

Balkan fighters abroad: Holy warriors

Obama says will 'degrade and destroy' Islamic State

The Islamic State beheaded Steven Sotloff, an American journalist captured in Syria in August 2013, and threatened to kill a British citizen if the US did not end airstrikes in Iraq. The US launched an airstrike near the Mosul Dam. The military said it launched another operation to liberate Tikrit from the Islamic State; several Peshmerga fighters are reported to have been killed in the fighting.

Islamic State's antiquities sideline

Islamic State executes American reporter, threatens Brit

The Islamic State followed through on its threat to behead Steven Joel Sotloff if the US did not end airstrikes. The jihadist group said David Cawthorne Haines, a British hostage, is next.

US airstrikes in Amerli supported deadly Shia terror group

The League of the Righteous, which is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers, was part of the Iraqi force that liberated Amerli. The group is closely tied to Iran's Qods Force and three of its leaders are Specially Designated Global terrorists.

Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors

To Beat ISIS, Focus on Syria

Iraqi troops and Shia militias, including the Asaib al Haq, broke the Islamic State's siege of Amerli and also liberated Suliaman Beg. The Iraq military claimed it killed 10 Islamic State fighters in Baghdad. The UN will send a team to investigate atrocities committed by the Islamic State.

US airstrikes help Iraqi forces break Islamic State's siege

Islamists in Iraq driving large-scale atrocities: UN

US Bataan amphibious ready group extended in Mideast