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The Islamic State beheaded a US journalist who was captured in Syria in 2012. The group said it would behead another American in captivity if the US did not end airstrikes in Iraq. The Islamic State repelled an Iraqi military assault on Tikrit. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 33 Islamic State fighters in Babil and 13 more in Fallujah.

Kurdish commander: ISIS worse than Saddam

Scholars call for Christian safe haven in Iraq

Islamic State beheads American reporter

James Wright Foley, a journalist who was captured in Syria by the Islamic State in November 2012, was executed on camera. The Islamic State threatened to kill another captive American reporter if the US military does not halt its air campaign against the jihadist group in northern Iraq.

Washington, Damascus at odds in fight against ISIS

Islamic State repels Iraqi military's 3rd attempt to retake Tikrit

Iraqi forces broke off their advance on Tikrit after taking heavy fire from Islamic State fighters based in and around the capital of Salahaddin province.

Islamic State recruits at record pace in Syria: monitor

Morocco ramps up counter-terror fight

The Iraqi military and the Peshmerga claimed to have retaken control of Mosul Dam. The US launched 15 airstrikes to aid the Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 17 Islamic State fighters in an airstrike in Mosul.

US airpower supports Peshmerga, Iraqi forces to retake Mosul Dam

President Obama expanded the US military mission in Iraq to include protecting "critical infrastructure" and supporting Iraqi Army and Peshmerga offensive military operations in northern Iraq.

Exclusive: Kurdish fighters protect Yazidis fleeing IS terror campaign

US adds Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front leaders to list of global terrorists

Abu Muhammed al Adnani is the Islamic State's controversial spokesman. Said Arif is a seasoned jihadist who has traveled to several battlefields and is now with the Al Nusrah Front in Syria.

The US launched airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Mosul Dam in support of Kurdish offensive operations to retake the dam. The chief of Iraq's military objected to US airstrikes and the arming of Kurdish forces as violations of Iraq's sovereignty. The Peshmerga retook control of the towns of Batmay and Telskef north of Mosul from the Islamic State and killed 17 Islamic State fighters in Diyala. The FAA prohibited US airlines from flying over Syria, and warned that extremist groups in Syria with anti-aircraft weapons are opposed to the provision of civil air service to Syria. The Islamic State posted a brief video on social media threatening Americans that it will "drown all of you in blood" if US airstrikes hit IS fighters.

Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with US air support

UK prime minister: Our generational struggle against a poisonous ideology

Officials: US airstrikes pound ISIS near Iraqi dam

Mount Sinjar dispatch: 'The pilot was afraid for my safety. Within days he would be dead'

Plight of Iraqi Minorities Worsens With Forced Conversions and Killings

US airstrikes at Mosul Dam likely offensive in nature

Britain to Keep Up Iraq Surveillance Flights