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US political promises against ground troops clash with military realities

ISIS creates police force in northwest Iraq

Islamic State ihadists, looters threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

In US, Growing Skepticism over 'No Boots on Ground' War Plan

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from Islamic State advance

Kurdish Peshmerga forces expand ISIS offensive

Interview with Ahmad Chalabi on Islamic State, Iraq and Syria

Kerry sees role for Iran in ISIS war, France joins air campaign

Islamist foreign fighters returning home and the threat to Europe

Testimony to the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters returning home to Europe.

France launches airstrikes in northeastern Iraq

US Goal Is to Make Syrian Rebels Viable

US Faces Tough Struggle on Ground to Oust ISIS

French Lower House Approves Bill to Crack down on Jihadists

US Targets IS Training Camp in Iraq for First Time

Islamic State assaults city in Syrian Kurdistan

The border town of Kobane is under siege from the Islamic State, which continues to advance in Aleppo province.

The US launched seven airstrikes against the Islamic State near Irbil, the Haditha Dam, and southwestern Baghdad. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 16 Islamic State fighters in northern Babil and a military commander and four aides near Mosul. The military also said it has launched clearing operations in Rawa and Anah. Prime Minister Abadi ruled out basing US troops in Iraq and questioned the exclusion of Iran from a coalition against the Islamic State.

US airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible: FBI

US Army Chief Says Ground Troops Will Be Needed Against ISIS

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

The US has launched five airstrikes in southwestern Baghdad and Irbil against the Islamic State. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 16 Islamic State fighters near Bayji and launched an operation in Jurf al Sakhar. The Islamic State killed four Iraqis in mortar attacks in Dhuluiyah. General Dempsey said US ground troops could engage in fighting in Iraq.