The strikes move American military operations closer to the Syrian border.
The group claims to have beheaded Steven Sotloff in the latest video, which is being circulated to the media by SITE Intelligence Group.
The Iraqi military claims to have “fully cleansed” Mosul Dam of the Islamic State, but VICE News saw that the battle is still underway.
This weekend, a naked man was found covered in his own shit in an Indian restaurant's cupboard.
Besides a vicious enemy, the peshmerga have plenty of difficulties of their own, such as outdated arms, experience, and internal rivalries.
The Sunni militants made significant gains today, displacing tens of thousands and leaving Kurdish and Iraqi forces scrambling to respond.
With the help of Iraqi airpower, the peshmerga are hoping to retake territory they lost to the Islamic State over the weekend.