A member of Iraq's elite counterterrorism service flashes the "V" for victory sign Tuesday in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province. Iraq's prime minister says the extremist group will be pushed out of Iraq in 2016.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (center) attends a funeral for two generals killed in fighting with Islamic State militants in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, in August. In an interview Monday with NPR, the Iraqi leader called on the U.S. to provide more airstrikes but said his country does not want ground forces from the U.S. or any other country.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks with a reporter Tuesday before the House voted to tighten the program under which some foreign travelers enter the U.S. without visas.
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After their villages were overrun by ISIS last year, hundreds of Yazidis sought safety on Mount Sinjar, a place they consider miraculous. Many families, including this one, refuse to leave the mountain.
Kurdish peshmerga forces enter the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Friday after pushing out the Islamic State. The town is home to the Yazidi minority; many displaced members of the group say they are wary of returning home. They fear they could still be targeted by neighboring communities that supported the Islamic State.
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Kurdish peshmerga fighters, seen in the center of this image, enter Sinjar on Friday after taking the town from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in a joint operation with coalition forces.