Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops are fighting to remove ISIS from villages near Mosul.
Iraqi leader Haider al-Abadi calls on militant group "to flee" as assault on stronghold begins.
ISIS fighter known as Abu Wahib, the former heir to Al-Qaeda's Iraqi leader, was known for his brutality.
Girl labeled "Isis Phillips" said she is "disgusted" at what high school said was an innocent mistake.
Erdogan said that Turkey needed more assistance to defend its border.
The serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since 2014.
An activist group shares images of rooftops covered in sheets to prevent visibility.
The average age of ISIS recruits is 26 or 27 and the leading nationality is Saudi.
Washington will deploy about 200 additional troops, mostly as advisers, as Iraqi soldiers advance towards Mosul.
Iraqi counter-extremism forces gain the key area of Hit but 20,000 civilians remain.
ISIS is stopping several families, who have paid tax to remain, from leaving the embattled city.
The photo-sharing website says it removed the morbid vote as soon as it was reported.
Baghdad's forces have begun operations in Nineveh province to clear ISIS from nearby villages.
Elite U.S. troops were recently sent into northern Iraq to capture high-level ISIS figures.
New report details ISIS's education of extremism from birth for the "next generation" of fighters.
Repairs are urgently needed to prevent an imminent collapse.
Swedish media outlets say she was 15 and pregnant when she ran away to Syria last year.
Activists say the compounds were empty of money.
The footage also shows female Kurdish snipers and female fighters manning machine-gun mounted trucks.
The strategy is to regain territory at the heart of IS's cross-border state, take both its "capitals," and destroy the confidence of its fighters.
U.S. defense official confirms two 2,000-pound bombs hit ISIS cash storage facility.