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Americans will now be fighting alongside both the Turkish military and Kurdish militias in its bid to push the Islamic State further south.
The bodies of suspected informants are often displayed publicly, and some people have reportedly been killed by being dropped into a vat of acid.
The monitoring group said that it had documented these deaths, including 99 children and 67 women, among a total of 4,643 mortalities resulting from Operation Inherent Resolve.
The functioning university was bombed as part of a massive daytime barrage against the Islamic State-occupied city of Mosul in Iraq over the weekend. The Pentagon said it is reviewing reports of civilian deaths.
Hundreds of people have reportedly fled their homes in the small town of Taza, near Kirkuk in northern Iraq, after the Islamic State launched two attacks using chemical weapons.
The king of Jordan and Barack Obama are meeting to talk about the war against the Islamic State. In the meantime, the US is spending a lot of money to keep that war out of Jordan.
The US military says it bombed a warehouse near the Iraqi city of Mosul that contained millions of dollars used by the Islamic State to fund its operations.
America's military campaign against the Islamic State was initially set to be called Operation Iraqi Unity — but documents obtained by VICE News show why that name was rejected.
The Turkish Air Force just shot down a Russian fighter jet. Syria is such a big mess that, its a wonder this hasn't happened sooner; now there's no telling what comes next.
The powerful French military can do serious damage to IS, and do so in spectacular fashion. But winning a ground war against a brutal insurgency would be a very different story.
The Kurds have been fiercely defending the city of Kirkuk since last summer, holding ground that they insist they will never surrender to the Islamic State terror insurgency.
A small contingent of Iraqi security forces personnel are battling an Islamic State onslaught at the Baiji oil refinery north of Baghdad.