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The US launched four airstrikes in support of Iraqi military operations near the Haditha Dam in Anbar. The military claimed it killed several islamic State leaders, including a Moroccan, in Tal Afar, 16 fighters in Dhuliyah, and 11 more in northern Babil. The governor of Anbar was wounded in Barwana.
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.