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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.




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.




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.




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.




The military claimed it killed 31 Islamic State fighters in Dhabetiya and the group's "financial officer" and six fighters in Babil. The Islamic State killed six Peshmerga and executed four civilians in Jalawla. The head of the Anbar Awakening said 25 tribes have united to fight the Islamic State. Prime Minister Maliki said he will relinquish his position.




The military claimed it killed 71 Islamic State fighters in Anbar, 17 in Bayji, and five more in Babil. The Islamic State killed five Peshmerga near Baqubah. The US destroyed two armored vehicles and an MRAP in airstrikes near Irbil.




The military claimed it killed 17 Islamic State fighters in airstrikes in Anbar while the Peshmerga said it killed 11 more during operations in Jalawla. Eight Iraqis were killed in two separate bombings in Baghdad.




The US targeted an Islamic State mortar pit in an airstrike north of Sinjar. Nine Iraqis were killed in two bombings in Baghdad. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 89 Islamic State fighters in Diyala and 65 more in northern Hillah. The military also claimed it killed 14 more Islamic State fighters while clearing the town of Hamdhiya north of Ramadi.




President Masoum appointed Haidar al Abadi as the new prime minister. Former Prime Minister Maliki said the move is "unconstitutional" and vowed to fight the appointment. The US is sending weapons and munitions to the Kurds. The US launched airstrikes against an Islamic State convoy near Irbil. The Iraqi military said it killed an Islamic State commander and five Syrian aides in an airstrike in Mosul, seven Islamic State fighters in Salahaddin, eight fighters in Baqubah, 15 in Anbar, and 20 more "with Israeli weapons" in Babil.




US strike aircraft destroyed three Islamic State armored personnel carriers and a technical in four airstrikes in the Sinjar Mountains. The Peshmerga is said to have regained control of Gwair, Makhmour, and Zumar. The military claimed it killed 16 Islamic State fighters in Tikrit.




The US military launched airstrikes against Islamic State convoys and mortar positions near Irbil. President Obama authorized airstrikes against the Islamic State if the group threatened the Kurdish capital or impeded humanitarian operations in the Sinjar Mountains. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 13 Islamic State fighters near Baqubah.




The Islamic State took control of several towns outside of Mosul, including Qaraqosh, Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh after Kurdish forces retreated. The US is considering launching airstrikes against the Islamic State or dropping supplies to refugees fleeing the fighting. Kurdish officials claimed the US launched airstrikes, but the Department of Defense denied the reports. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 60 Islamic State fighters in northern Amirli. Five Iraqis were killed in a car bombing in Baghdad.




The Iraqi military killed 60 people in an airstrike on an Islamic State sharia court in Mosul; it is unclear how many civilians were killed. Security forces claimed to have killed an Islamic State commander and eight fighters in Anbar. Insurgents killed 32 people in attacks in Baghdad and four policemen in Jurf al Sahkar.




The military claimed it killed 50 Islamic State fighters in Dhuluiyah, 20 in Taji, and two more in Sinjar, and an Islamic State leader and five fighters in Mosul The military also claimed it retook control of the Barwana district in Anbar. Iraqi military reports have been unreliable.




The military claimed it killed 175 "terrorists" and captured 75 more in the southern and western parts of Baghdad province. The head of the Babil Operations Command was relieved of his command. The military said it launched an offensive against the Islamic State in Haditha. Kurdish officials claimed the Peshmerga has retaken areas in the Sinjar and Rabiah districts. Prime Minister Maliki ordered the Iraqi Air Force to support the Peshmerga.




The Islamic State took control of the Mosul Dam, the city of Sinjar, the town of Zumar, and several villages in Ninewa province. Kurdish forces withdrew from Zumar after heaving fighting, where they lost 17 fighters, but left the dam and Sinjar after offering minimal resistance. Nine soldiers were killed in attack in Jurf al Sakhar and eight policemen were killed in a suicide attack in Balad. The military claimed it cleared Ajwa just south of Tikrit, but the military previously claimed it was conducting operations from the town against the Islamic State. The military said it killed eight Islamic State fighters in Iskandariya and four more in Karbala.




The Islamic State is thought to have taken control of the town of Zumar after fighting with Kurdish forces. The military claims it killed 13 Islamic State leaders, including a Syrian, in Muqdadiyah, 60 Islamic State fighters near Haditha, 20 in in Tikrit, 20 in Sharqat, 18 north of Fallujah, and 15 more in the Hamrin Mountains. The military also claimed it cleared several neighborhoods in Ramadi of Islamic State fighters.




The military killed 27 people during airstrikes in Jurf al Sakhar, which is under control of the Islamic State, and seven more near Fallujah. Shia militias executed 15 Sunnis in Baqubah, and then hung their bodies from electrical poles. A Hezbollah trainer was killed during fighting in northern Iraq.




An Islamic State suicide bomber destroyed a key bridge in Thar Thar that was used by the Iraqi military to keep Samarra resupplied. The military claimed it killed 14 "gunmen" in Fadhliyah and 10 Islamic State fighters north of Baqubah. A small Awakening force is said to be organizing in Mosul to fight the Islamic State.