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The military claimed it killed 18 Islamic State leaders in Babil and 17 more near Tikrit. The Islamic State killed three Awakening fighters and five civilians in IED attacks in Madain and Abu Dashir. Iran rejected a US offer for talks on fighting the Islamic State.




The Iraqi military claimed it killed 35 Islamic State fighters in Jurf Al Sakhar. The US destroyed an Islamic State mortar emplacement and an armed vehicle in two airstrikes near the Mosul Dam. Prime Minister Abadi suspended Iraqi air and artillery strikes on residential areas. The Obama administration is using the 2002 AUMF to justify airstrikes against the Islamic State.




The Iraqi military claimed it killed 50 Islamic State fighters in airstrikes in Jurf al Sakhar. US destroyed two Islamic State "armed vehicles" in two airstrikes near the Mosul Dam. Yesterday, 17 Iraqis were killed in bombings in Diwaniyah, Najarf, Karbala, and Baghdad.




The US destroyed two Islamic State machine gun emplacements and a bunker in two airstrikes near the Mosul Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it killed nine Islamic State fighters and three leaders in airstrikes south of Baghdad and north of Mosul.




President Obama said his strategy to defeat the Islamic State will mirror that of US actions in Somalia and Yemen, will use air power, and will not include ground forces. The US launched an airstrike agains the Islamic State near Irbil. Iraiq special forces killed seven Islamic State fighters outside of Fallujah. The military claimed it killed 57 Islamic State fighters in Babil, Tikrit, and Dhuluyia.




The US launched five airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Haditha Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it cleared the Islamic State from Barwana near Haditha; the military also claimed it cleared Barwana last week. The Islamic State kidnapped 20 people, including five policemen, in a village near Tikrit.




The Islamic State killed 17 Iraqis in a suicide assault in the town of Dhuluiya, and launched a large-scale assault on the town of Ziwiya. The US targeted the Islamic State in five airstrikes in Irbil and near the Haditha Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 22 Islamic State fighters in Jurf al Sakhar.




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.




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.




Islamic State fighters are said to have torched three wellheads as they withdrew from the Ain Zalah oilfield. The military claimed it killed 34 Islamic State fighters in Bayji, 12 in Babil, seven in Ninewa, and seven more in Haditha. The US launched five airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.




The US launched two airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Irbil. Thirteen Iraqis were killed in two separate bombings in Baghdad. The military claimed it killed 13 Islamic State fighters in an airstrike north of Tikrit.




The Iraqi military claimed it killed 10 Islamic State fighters in an airstrike in northern Babil, and "many" more near the Bayji refinery. The US destroyed an Islamic State vehicle in an airstrike near the Mosul Dam. Iraqi officials claimed that US airstrikes killed eight Islamic State fighters north of Mosul.




The Islamic State killed 42 Iraqis in bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk. In Baghdad, a suicide bomber targeted an intelligence headquarters; in Kirkuk three bombs were detonated at a market. The Iraqi military claimed it killed several "key" islamic State leaders in airstrikes in Mashada and 12 more fighters near Tikrit. The US launched an airstrike near the Mosul Dam.




Shiite militiamen stormed a mosque in a village near Baqubah and killed 65 people and wounded 17 more. Sunni politicians have suspended talks to form a new government after the attack. The US launched three airstrikes against hte Islamic State in northern Iraq; all three were conducted near the Mosul Dam.




The US launched six airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Mosul Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 19 Islamic State fighters in Jurf al Sakhar, six in Fallujah, and an Islamic State governor and two bodyguards in Baqubah. The Anbar tribes killed four Islamic State fighters near Fallujah. The bodies of 12 people, thought to be mostly security personnel, were found near Tikrit.




The US launched 14 airstrikes against the Islamic State in northern Iraq today. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 21 Islamic State fighters in airstrikes in Barwana. Three civilians were killed in three separate bombings in Baghdad. The US may send up to 300 additional military personnel to Iraq.