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Maliki finally steps aside as Iraq Sunni leader sees US help




Despite US Claims, Yazidis Say Crisis Is Not Over




Obama administration shows little urgency for stemming Islamic State violence




After US troops' assessment mission, rescue on Sinjar 'far less likely'




Why is Turkey supporting Islamic State fighters in Iraq?--commentary




Iraq crisis: International boost to arms and aid supply




Disrupt ISIS's Cash Flow in Iraq




Defense Secretary Hagel said 130 more US military assessment team members were sent to northern Iraq today; there are currently 250 US military advisers already in Iraq, along with 450 security forces, and 100 troops guarding the US Embassy in Baghdad. A Pentagon official said the US is conducting 50-60 sorties a day in Iraq but that the US airstrikes so far have had minimal impact on the Islamic State. North Carolina resident Donald Ray Morgan, 44, who was arrested at Kennedy Airport on Aug. 2 on his return from Lebanon, was ordered to be held without bail last week; he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and is suspected of arms trafficking.




In Turkey, a late crackdown on Islamist fighters




New details on Afghan insider attack that killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene




US airstrikes have had 'a very temporary effect' on Islamic State




US military role in its 3rd Iraq conflict unlikely to accomplish much




Pentagon Says Airstrikes Have Slowed but Not Stopped Sunni Militants




Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki replaced but refuses to go




US lawmakers mull ISIS action




US removes some staff from consulate in northern Iraq




US airstrikes against Islamic State continue in northern Iraq

The US launched four airstrikes on Aug. 9 and five more on Aug. 10 against the Islamic State in the Sinjar area, where the Yazidi minority is facing a humanitarian crisis, and near Irbil.


Fighters abandoning al Qaeda affiliates to join Islamic State, US officials say




US air support helps Kurdish forces expel Islamic State fighters from two Iraqi towns




As ISIS Militants Exert Their Control, US Pursues a Military Middle Road