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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.
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.