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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.
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.
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.
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.