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  1. An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldier fires at Islamic State militants near Mosul. JM Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

    Airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters

    A U.S. air strike near Mosul on Thursday killed 40 Islamic State militants near a terrorist training camp, according to a senior Defense Department official.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  2. Former commander of the U.S. Central Command Gen. James Mattis, USMC (Ret.), testifies during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Islamic State, al-Qaida, and other Islamic extremists Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

    Mattis: Boots on the ground must remain an option in Iraq

    The former Marine head of US Central Command said Thursday that a refusal to consider putting boots on the ground could weaken the allied military commitment to fight the Islamic State.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  3. Series of attacks kills at least 15 in Iraq

    A series of attacks, including several bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad, killed at least 15 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  4. A U.S. special operations forces soldier leads a group of soldiers from Iraqi Special Operations Force's 8th Regional Commando Battalion in July 2011. Department of Defense

    Analysis: U.S. officials parse term 'ground troops' when describing Iraq mission

    The question of whether the U.S. will send combat troops into Iraq has become a tortured debate over what terms such as 'ground troops' actually mean.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  5. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi listens to a question during a Sept. 17 with The Associated Press in Baghdad. Iraq's new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group. Hadi Mizban / AP

    Iraq premier nixes U.S. ground troops

    Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the '

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  6. President Barack Obama on Sept. 17 speaks to the US Central Command (CENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Mandel Ngan / Getty Images

    White House: U.S. troops in Iraq could call in airstrikes

    American troops on the ground in Iraq 'could be in a position to even call in air strikes' on ISIL targets White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday afternoon.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  7. President Obama, with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander of the US Central Command, before the start of a briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., on Wednesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/The Associated Press

    Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

    President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  8. Iraqi soldiers brandish their weapons during a military training exercise Sunday in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra. About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday. Haidar Mohammed Ali / AFP

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  9. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies Sept. 16 at the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Obama will consider ground troops in Iraq on 'case-by-case basis,' Dempsey says

    President Obama is considering putting combat troops on the ground in Iraq on a 'case-by-case basis,' his top military adviser said Tuesday.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  10. Iraqi lawmakers attend a Sept. 8 session to approve the new government in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Sept. 16 leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a third of the country. Karim Kadim / AP

    Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  11. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Sept. 16.. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Hagel: U.S. is 'at war' with Islamic State

    The United States is 'at war' with Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and U.S. military ground troops may be needed if President Obama's initial strategy is not successful, the Pentagon's top two officials told Congress on Tuesday

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  12. A memeber of Islamic State holds a knife and gestures as he speaks to a camera before beheading British aid worker David Haine. Iran has ruled out working with any international coalition against IS, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. AFP

    Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

    As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  13. Sailors prepare to launch aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Sept. 13 in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Joshua Card / Navy

    White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.

    • Sep. 14, 2014
  14. U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war against Isalmic State that President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander said. AFP

    Syria airstrikes need boots on the ground, senior Air Force officer says

    U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander told USA Today.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  15. From left to right: Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster; retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark; retired Army Gen. David Petraeus; retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey; and retired Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry at the Sept. 8 premiere of 'American War Generals' in Washington, D.C. Ralph Alswang/National Geographic Channel

    'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq

    As the U.S. escalates its campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  16. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Serices Committee, generally supports President Obama's new strategy for dealing with the Islamic State, but said more U.S. ground troops likely will be needed for that mission. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

    Congress expected to approve Obama's new ISIL strategy

    In between Sept. 11 remembrance speeches, lawmakers on Thursday promised quick action on the latest threat to American security: Islamic militants in the Middle East with familiar anti-Western rhetoric and brutal acts of violence.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  17. In this July 22, 2012 file photo, Gen. John Allen gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. US officials say that Allen will serve as coordinator for the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play. Musadeq Sadeq/The Associated Press

    Former Afghanistan commander John Allen to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will play, U.S.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  18. FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File) Uncredited / AP

    Obama's new ISIL strategy: Little near-term impact on optempo, budget

    President Obama's new strategy for confronting the extremists known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is unlikely to have an immediate impact on the U.S. military's operational tempo or overall budget.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  19. An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Islamic State militants from his position on top of Mount Zardak, east of Mosul. A former U.S. intelligence chief says more than force is needed to defeat the militants. J.M. Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

    Former intel chief: Military force won't beat IS in 'war of ideas'

    The former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is convinced that force alone is not the key to a U.S. strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the Middle East or winning the 'war of ideas' with extremism worldwide.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  20. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi after a meeting Wednesday in Baghdad, Iraq. Kerry is traveling to the mideast this week to discuss ways to bolster the stability of the new Iraqi government and combat the Islamic State militant group that has taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. Brendan Smialowski / AP

    Kerry says U.S. will back Iraq against militants

    The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  21. President Obama delivers a prime time address from the White House on Wednesday. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    Obama authorizes airstrikes in Syria

    The president also announced that he is dispatching nearly 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to assist that country's security forces, bringing the total number of American forces sent there this summer to more than 1,500.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  22. France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

    PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister said Wednesday his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  23. Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans have rebuffed President Obama's request for explicit approval to train and equip Syrian rebels battling forces seeking creation of an Islamic State and to spend up to $2 billion stabilizing the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and other hotspots, U.S. officials said Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Republicans rebuff Obama on training Syrian rebels

    House Republicans have rebuffed President Obama's request for explicit approval to train and equip Syrian rebels battling forces seeking creation of an Islamic State and to spend up to $2 billion stabilizing the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and other hotspo

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  24. President Barack Obama will give a major nationally televised speech to outline an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad. AFP via Getty Images

    Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants

    President Barack Obama will give a major nationally televised speech to outline an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forc

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  25. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and other Republicans leaders are pressing the Obama administration for details on how it plans to deal with Islamic State militants. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Republican leaders want clear Islamic State plan from Obama

    Republican leaders opened their first full legislative day in five weeks by pressing the commander in chief to spell out his plan for fighting the Islamic State (IS).

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  26. President Obama meets with congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday to discuss options for combating the Islamic State. From left are, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, the president, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press

    Obama says he has authority for campaign against militants

    President Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people in a prime-time address.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  27. President Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the brutal insurgency and will rely heavily for now on allies to pitch in for what could be an extended campaign. AP

    Obama to broaden U.S. effort to combat militants

    President Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  28. Smoke rises from airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants at the Mosul Dam in Iraq in mid-August. President Obama that week will unveil his long-range strategy for dealing with the violent militant group that has seized large swaths of wesatern and northern Iraq. Khalid Mohammed / AP

    Obama, Congress In Legal Gray Area Over Powers to Fight Islamic State

    When President Obama delivers his speech Wednesday on how he plans to have the U.S. combat the Islamic State, he may have to explain whether he plans to ask Congress for authorization to widen military strikes against the group.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  29. Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribesmen stand next to their vehicles as smoke billows after a mortar round attack that targeted a military post during the visit of Ahmed al-Dulaimi, the governor of Iraq's Anbar province. on September 7. Dulaimi was injured during the attack, which also wounded Abdulhakim al-Jughaifi, the administrative official responsible for Haditha, and seven soldiers, shortly after the town of Barwanah was retaken from militants, an AFP journalist said. A suicide bomber then struck the convoy carrying Dulaimi toward Haditha for treatment, killing one soldier and wounding six. Azhar Shallal / AFP via Getty Images

    U.S. expands airstrikes into western Iraq

    The U.S. military is coordinating some airstrikes with Sunni tribal militias on the ground in Iraq's Anbar Province after Islamic State militants began to build up forces near the Haditha Dam, a Pentagon official said Monday.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  30. President Obama will begin this week to lay out a strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, starting with a White House meeting with bipartisan congressional leaders on Tuesday and a speech on Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Jon Super / AP

    Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

    President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a strategy that will also involve cooperation from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  31. U.S. Marines and sailors with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) load supplies from the dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) on Aug. 23 during a replenishment-at-sea. Sgt. Austin Hazard / Marine Corps

    Hundreds more U.S. troops headed to Iraq

    About 350 new U.S. troops will begin arriving in Iraq on Wednesday, bringing the total American military footprint there above 1,000 personnel for the first time in nearly three years.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  32. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that an Islamic State video of an American journalist's beheading is genuine, and President Obama vowed Wednesday to bring Steven Sotloff's killers to justice. AFP via Getty Images

    Obama: U.S. will bring IS killers to justice

    The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that an Islamic State video of an American journalist's beheading is genuine, and President Obama vowed Wednesday to bring Steven Sotloff's killers to justice.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  33. Shiite militiamen hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured during an operation on Sept. 1 outside Amirli, Iraq. AP

    White House: 350 more troops assigned to U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

    President Obama has approved sending roughly 350 more U.S. troops to Iraq, the White House announced on Tuesday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  34. Sailors direct an F/A-18C Hornet during flight operations Aug. 30 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Joshua Card / Navy

    Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  35. A U.S. Air Force plane carrying weapons and equipment arrives at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday. The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war. Bilal Hussein/The Associated Press

    Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

    President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  36. President Obama speaks about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28 at the White House. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

    Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State

    President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  37. An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Aug. 25 in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Brian Stephens / Navy

    U.S. warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq

    U.S. fighter planes conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, continuing a limited campaign aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake key territory and degrade the militants' capability.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  38. An image taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Aug. 28 shows men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed by Islamic State (IS) militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province. AFP

    Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  39. Rep. Duncan Hunter: '[Islamic State] in Iraq is not an existential threat to us. They're not going to harm the United States. They're bad guys, yes. If you're there.' Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Rep. Hunter: Islamic State just 'guys in pajamas,' not an 'existential threat'

    A GOP House member who served in Iraq says the Islamic State is not an 'existential threat' to the United States, striking a different tone than other Republicans.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  40. President Obama speaks on the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine on Aug. 28 at the White House . Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    President Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying 'we don't have a strategy yet' for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  41. Members of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, load an Antonov 124 cargo plane with food and other humanitarian aid destined for Erbil in northern Iraq at the airport Leipzig-Halle on Aug. 22 in Schkeuditz, Germany. Ronny Hartmann / Getty Images

    Sources: U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq

    The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  42. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hold a press briefing Aug. 21 at the Pentagon . Saul Loeb / AFP

    Dempsey: Regional plan key to militants' defeat in Iraq

    U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq have blunted their momentum, but defeating them will require a broad regional approach that draws support from Iraq's neighbors and includes political and diplomatic efforts, the top U.S.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  43. Iraqi premier-designate Haider al-Abadi speaks Aug. 25 at his first press conference since accepting the nomination to be Iraq's next prime minister in Baghdad, Iraq. Office of the Iraqi Prime Minister / AP

    Iraq premier-designate: Militias must follow state

    Iraq's prime minister-designate called Monday on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence killed at least 58 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  44. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the surging Islamic State group has an 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision' in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria. Kathy Willens / AP

    Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

    America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision' in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  45. An Aug. 18 airstrike on a moving armed truck in Iraq is seen in an image taken from a video released by U.S. Central Command. CENTCOM

    CENTCOM releases new video of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

    U.S. Central Command released two new videos Friday on its YouTube page of military Aug. 18 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  46. Members of the Islamic State militant group raise their black and white flag July 25 over a building belonging to a Syrian army base in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa. AFP

    Armed with passports, IS fighters could threaten U.S.

    After U.S. planes bombed its forces in Iraq, the jihadist juggernaut that calls itself the Islamic State threatened to attack Americans 'in any place,'' adding for good measure: 'We will drown all of you in blood.''

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  47. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hold an Aug. 21 press briefing at the Pentagon. Saul Loeb / AFP

    Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  48. Top officers at Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, are urging that the list of Islamic State targets be expanded, according to Pentagon officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the plans. MCSN Andrew Schneider / Navy

    Officials: Commanders want to expand Iraq airstrikes

    U.S. military commanders in the Middle East are urging the Pentagon to intensify the air war against Islamic State targets in Iraq, two Defense Department officials said Wednesday.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  49. Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va, talks with media before entering a classified members-only briefing on Syria by senior administration officials on Capitol Hill, Sept. 1, 2013. Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Carolyn Kaster/The Associated Press

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress on Iraq

    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  50. An F/A-18C hornet takes off for Iraq from the flight deck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on August 15, 2014, in the Persian Gulf. Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

    U.S. launches more airstrikes in Iraq

    U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  51. Interpol urges world response to Iraq extremists

    Interpol says the killing of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  52. Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct fast rope insertion training on April 30. Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann / Army National Guard

    Officials: U.S. rescue mission in Syria failed earlier this summer

    President Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  53. An F/A-18C Hornet takes off for Iraq from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush on Aug. 14 in the Persian Gulf. Islamic State militants have shot at some Navy aircraft with small arms, but to little effect. Mohammed al-Shaikh / Getty Images

    Navy planes take small-arms fire during Iraq airstrikes

    Aircraft from the carrier George H.W. Bush have struck about 30 targets in Iraq since the U.S. military began pounding the insurgents who are destabilizing Iraq, Navy officials said Wednesday.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  54. A loadmaster counts halal meals inside a C-130 Hercules on Aug. 13 prior to a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq at a base in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr. / Air Force

    U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

    American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  55. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley (shown) — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Nicole Tung

    Beheading spurs new U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants

    The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  56. President Obama makes a statement to the press on the death of American journalist James Foley at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty Images

    Obama: 'We will be relentless' against terrorists who beheaded American

    President Obama gave no indication that the U.S. will relent in its air campaign against the Islamic State following the brutal murder of American reporter James Foley.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  57. Iraqi Shiite fighters, loyal to Muslim Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, take part in military and first aid training on Tuesday, in the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq. Haidar Hamdani / AFP via Getty Images

    Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  58. F-15 Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, fly over the Pacific Ocean Aug. 9 during Exercise Valiant Shield. Senior Airman Miranda Moorer/Air Force

    U.S. military stops identifying planes involved in Iraq airstrikes

    The U.S. military, at the request of host nations in the region, is no longer identifying the specific land-based aircraft carrying out airstrikes in Iraq, a defense official told Military Times on Tuesday.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  59. President Obama answers questions at an Aug. 18 press conference at the White House. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

    President Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a 'major step forward' as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against the Islamic State militants.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  60. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand behind a sand barricade set-up close to the village of Bashir on Aug. 17 after the arrival of a new military supplies. Marwan Ibrahim / Getty Images

    Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam from militants

    Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq's largest dam on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
  61. This Oct. 31, 2007, file photo, shows a general view of the dam in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Khalid Mohammed/The Associated Press

    Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

    Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
  62. Young Iraqi Yazidi refugees fill bottles with water at the Newroz camp in Hasaka province, north eastern Syria, on Thursday August 14, 2014, after fleeing advances by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq. AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAFP/Getty Images

    Seeing Iraq horror, Europe reconsiders reluctance

    The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to Kurdish fighters battling the Sunni insurgents, while several EU nations pledged

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  63. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki , third from left, walks on the grounds of the Defence Ministry on Aug. 13 in Baghdad. Getty Images

    Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

    Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late Thursday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  64. Displaced Iraqi people from the Yazidi community rest in a refugee camp Thursday near the Turkey-Iraq border at Silopi in Sirnak. Roughly 4,500 people remain atop northern Iraq's Sinjar Mountain, and nearly half are herders who lived there before the siege and have no interest in being evacuated, two U.S. officials said. Ilyas Akengin / AFP via Getty Images

    U.S.: More airdrops on mountain may be unnecessary

    The Pentagon sees little if any need to airdrop more food and water to Iraqis atop Sinjar Mountain because most of the stranded have left and the remainder are in less dire need, a spokesman said Thursday.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  65. The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

    The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  66. Displaced Iraqi Yazidis, who fled a jihadist onslaught on Sinjar, gather Aug. 13 to collect bottles of water at the Bajid Kandala camp in Kurdistan's western Dohuk province. Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP

    Iraq evacuation may not require U.S. troops on Mount Sinjar

    A review by U.S. troops of conditions on Iraq's Mount Sinjar Wednesday has determined that the conditions of a religious minority seeking refuge there are better than believed and may not require a U.S.-led evacuation, a Pentagon official said.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  67. Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syrian-Iraqi border along the Fishkhabur Bridge over the Tigris River Aug. 13. Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP

    Obama weighs using ground troops for rescue mission in Iraq

    President Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, the White House said. A small team of U.S.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  68. A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft takes off from the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) on June 20. Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell / Marine Corps

    U.S. military aircraft operating in northern Iraq

    U.S. helicopters and MV-22 Ospreys are on the ground in northern Iraq and operating from a secure airfield protected by Kurdish forces, the latest sign of an expanding Iraq mission that now includes about 1,000 U.S. troops, defense officials said Wednesday.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  69. Pro-government supporters of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki chant slogans during a demonstration Wednesday in Baghdad, Iraq. Karim Kadim / AP

    Iraq PM warns of more turmoil if replaced

    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday he will not relinquish power until a federal court rules on what he called a 'constitutional violation' by the president to replace him with a member of his own party.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  70. In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

    Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  71. An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter takes position on the front line on Aug. 12 in Bashiqa. Ahmad Al-Rubaye / Getty Images

    Pentagon official: 130 advisers heading to northern Iraq

    The military has sent 130 advisers to northern Iraq to plan for the evacuation of refugees under siege by Islamic militants, according to a senior Defense Department official.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  72. An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter takes position on the front line Aug. 12 in Bashiqa. Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP

    Militants have not yet displayed surface-to-air capability, Pentagon says

    After five days of intense air operations over northern Iraq, military officials say they've seen no use of anti-aircraft weaponry fired on U.S. aircraft, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  73. Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's incumbent prime minister, ordered security forces on Tuesday to not intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he might go to any lengths to stay in power. Sabah Arar / AFP via Getty Images

    Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

    Iraq's incumbent prime minister ordered security forces on Tuesday to not intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he might go to any lengths to stay in power.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  74. Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at a camp at Derike, Syria. Khalid Mohammed / AP

    Iraqi military helicopter crashes delivering aid

    A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  75. A U.S. F/A-18 fighter jet takes off for Iraq on Aug. 11 from the flight deck of the Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Hasan Jamali / AP

    U.S. fighters hit Islamic State checkpoints

    U.S. fighter jets have carried out airstrikes on four checkpoints manned by Sunni militants in northwest Iraq near where thousands of minority Yazidi refugees have been trapped on a mountain to escape violence.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  76. President Obama speaks on Aug. 11 about developments in Iraq from his vacation residence in Chilmark, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Obama welcomes new Iraqi leaders as 'step forward'

    President Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as 'a promising step forward' Monday amid a political and security crisis in Baghdad, saying the only lasting solution is the formation of an inclusive government.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  77. An F/A-18C Hornet coming from Iraq lands on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Aug. 10in the Persian Gulf. Hasan Jamali / AP

    Pentagon: Effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq remains limited

    The Pentagon's top war planner said the military campaign's impact remains limited after four days of airstrikes in northern Iraq, and the Islamic militants continue to be a powerful force capable of terrorizing Iraqi civilians and seizing territory.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  78. Iraqi Kurds and Iraqi Christians hold-up signs thanking the U.S. during a demonstration Monday in front of the U.S. General Consulate in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Safin Hamed / AFP via Getty Images

    U.S. sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

    The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  79. Shiite lawmaker and Deputy Parliament Speaker Haider al-Ibadi was chosen Aug. 11 to lead the government in a major defeat for incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki just hours after he declared himself the rightful candidate and put troops on the street. Hadi Mizban / AP

    Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM

    Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni mi

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  80. Iraqi army armored vehicles patrol a street in Baghdad's commercial district of Karrada on Aug. 11 as security measures have been reinforced across the capital after Iraq's prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job. Retired U.S. Adm. James Stavridis thinks that 'many more' Special Forces advisers are needed to provide direct assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish troops. Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images

    Former NATO chief commander: U.S. advisers needed to fight with Iraqis, Kurds

    The former NATO chief commander and military leader in Europe says he thinks the U.S. needs to put boots on the ground to fight with Iraqi and Kurdish troops against the Islamic State.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  81. U.S. F/A-18 fighter jets take off Aug. 11 for missions in Iraq from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Hasan Jamali / AP

    U.S. air mission in Iraq still focused on refugee aid

    U.S. forces carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq will remain focused on relieving the threat against refugees and the Kurdish city of Irbil instead of degrading the strength of the group known as the Islamic State, a Pentagon official said Monday.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  82. President Obama arrives May 28 to deliver the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Class of 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Susan Walsh / AP

    In Iraq, a test of Obama's use of force doctrine

    In making the case for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, President Obama is drawing on the doctrine involving the use of American force that he outlined less than three months ago, when it seemed he was trying to avoid potential U.S. military action anywhere.

    • Aug. 10, 2014
  83. Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters look on as smoke billows from the town of Makhmur on Aug. 9 during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants. Safin Hamed / AFP

    U.S. launches more airstrikes against Iraq militants

    As the U.S. continued airstrikes against the Islamic State in northern Iraq, retired Army Gen. Carter Ham said it looks as though the strikes are having an impact.

    • Aug. 10, 2014
  84. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens to other senators speak on Capitol Hill during a July 24 news conference on the violence in the Mideast. AP

    Lawmakers weigh U.S. role against Islamic fighters

    Islamic militants' growing influence in Iraq and Syria is a threat to Americans, lawmakers from both political parties agreed Sunday even as they sharply split on what role the United States should play in trying to crush them.

    • Aug. 10, 2014
  85. Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters look on as smoke billows from the town of Makhmur on Aug. 9 during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants. Safin Hamed / Getty Images

    U.S. military conducts more airstrikes in Iraq

    The Defense Department says a new round of airstrikes by U.S. fighter jets and unmanned drones has targeted Islamic militants in Iraq.

    • Aug. 10, 2014
  86. Demonstrators call for the end to Islamic State terrorism during a Kurdish demonstration in front of the White House on Saturday. President Obama warned Saturday that the U.S. offensive in Iraq was a 'long-term project' to rout out militants and deliver aid to beleaguered civilians. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

    Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment

    President Obama said Saturday that airstrikes he ordered in northern Iraq have destroyed arms and equipment held by Islamic State forces whose rapid advance has surpassed U.S. intelligence estimates.

    • Aug. 9, 2014
  87. Airman 1st Class Matthew Perry, right, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Honick, left, walk back to the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected, All-Terrain Vehicle after supporting Operation Spartan Shield on Sept. 11, 2012, in Southwest Asia. Perry is a radio operator maintainer and driver with the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and Honick is a joint fire observer, 3rd Battalion, 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. SSgt Jonathan Snyder/AFCENT Combat Camera

    Why Obama's campaign in Iraq could require 15,000 troops

    President Obama says it all the time — no combat troops will return to Iraq.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  88. Sailors make final inspections on an F/A-18C Hornet that participated in airstrikes on militants in Iraq. MC2 Joshua Horton/Navy

    U.S. launches second wave of airstrikes in Iraq

    U.S. warplanes made a second wave of airstrikes Friday in northern Iraq against the militants who have besieged a religious group and threatened the city of Irbil, a Pentagon official said.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  89. Although considered less pinpoint than its fast-jet cousins, the A-10 could also play a role in what may be its last military campaign before the Air Force retires the plane. Proponents of the plane say its ability to get low to the ground could help prevent civilian casualties in a situation where the insurgent population may be mixing with non-combatants. US Air Force

    As strikes begin in Iraq, many options for Pentagon

    The US campaign against a militant group that has taken control of huge chunks of Iraq has begun.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  90. Two Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on Islamic militants outside the Iraqi city of Irbil on Friday at dawn, a defense official said, marking the latest escalation of an open-ended military and humanitarian mission authorized by President Obama one day earlier. Lt. Cmdr. Josh Hammond/Navy

    U.S. fighters pound militants in northern Iraq

    Two Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on Islamic militants outside the Iraqi city of Irbil on Friday at dawn, a defense official said, marking the latest escalation of an open-ended military and humanitarian mission authorized

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  91. Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek is the top U.S. officer serving in Iraq. He stressed that the Islamic State is a global threat, not a local one. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Top U.S. officer in Iraq: 'We must neutralize this enemy'

    The violent advances of Islamic militants in Iraq is not an isolated problem but rather a 'growing global challenge' that needs to be dealt with, the top American general in Iraq told Army Times.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  92. Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists take part in a training session Thursday near the southern port city of Basra. Haidar Mohammed Ali / AFP via Getty Images

    Iraqi militants seize country's largest dam

    Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq's largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs through the heart of Baghdad.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  93. Iraqi volunteers who joined government forces to fight against Sunni jihadist militants of the Islamic State hold a position Wednesday at a checkpoint in Udhaim, in the Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad, after the army regained control of the region. Jihadists took over Iraq's largest Christian town Qaraqosh and surrounding areas Thursday and sent tens of thousands of panicked residents fleeing towards autonomous Kurdistan, officials and witnesses said. AFP via Getty Images

    Iraqi militants seize several Christian villages

    Iraqi militants from the Islamic State group overran a cluster of predominantly Christian villages alongside the country's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, sending tens of thousands of civilians and Kurdish fighters fleeing from the area, several priests i

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  94. Iraq TV: Airstrike kills 60 militants in north

    An Iraqi army airstrike in the militant-held northern city of Mosul on Wednesday killed 60 fighters from the extremists Islamic State group, Iraq's state television reported.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  95. Saddam Hussein's tomb damaged in fighting

    The tomb of Iraq's deceased dictator Saddam Hussein was damaged in clashes between militants from the Islamic State radical group and government soldiers in his hometown, according to local officials Tuesday.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  96. Sunni militants target Iraq's two biggest dams

    The militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq are now battling ferociously to capture one of the country's vital resources, water.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  97. This image made from video taken on Sunday shows Iraqis people from the Yazidi community arriving in Irbil in northern Iraq after Islamic militants attacked the towns of Sinjar and Zunmar. Around 40 thousand people crossed the bridge of Shela in Fishkhabur into the Northern Kurdish Region of Iraq, after being given an ultimatum by Islamic militants to either convert to Islam, pay a security tax, leave their homes, or die. AP

    Iraq air force to back Kurds fighting Islamists

    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called upon his country's armed forces to help Kurdish forces battle a Sunni militant offensive in northern Iraq that has caused tens of thousands of people from the minority Yazidi community to flee their homes.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  98. Iraqi men clear the debris at the scene of a car bomb in the northern Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City on August Friday. At least 10 people were killed and 29 wounded in bomb blasts that struck two districts of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said. Ali al-Saadi / AFP via Getty Images

    U.N.: More than 1,700 killed in Iraq in July

    More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said Friday, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  99. House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a 'sustained combat role' without congressional approval.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  100. An armed Sunni militiaman wearing an Iraqi Army patch, left, and a U.S. Army soldier patrol in Samarra on Oct. 6, 2010. Over the past month, militants led by the extremist Islamic State group overpowered the military and the Sahwa, seizing control of most of the Sunni-dominated areas of Iraq. The jihadis have systematically killed dozens of former Sahwa leaders, forced others to flee and recruited the remaining foot soldiers through intimidation. Maya Alleruzzo / AP file

    Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

    Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.

    • Jul. 25, 2014

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