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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

A suicide bomber killed 11 Iraqis in Baghdad. The Iraqi military said it killed 11 Islamic State fighters in Jurf as Sakhar and three more in Bayji. The US military launched three airstrikes in support of Iraq forces in Amerli and five more airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Mosul Dam.

Anti-jihadist fight forges Kurdish unity

Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

Australian planes to deliver weapons for Kurds fighting Islamic State

As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Mission creep in Iraq continues as US launches airstrikes in Amerli