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Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions Tuesday in the village of Tob Zawa, about 5 miles from Mosul, Iraq. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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U.S. Army Capt. Gerrard Spinney (right) speaks to his Iraqi army counterpart from the Ninawa Operations Command prior to a security meeting at Camp Swift, Iraq, earlier this month. 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson/AP hide caption

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In the video "Does Islam Encourage Violence?" Imam Omar Atia (left) and Zac Parsons discuss modern perceptions of Islam. Screenshot/Reclamation Studios via Youtube hide caption

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Moderate Muslims Counter ISIS Propaganda With Their Own Media Strategy

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Two teams face off in a debate over the extent of the president's war powers at the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

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Members of the family of Kayla Mueller, 26, have confirmed that their daughter has died. She had been held captive since being taken prisoner in 2013 while doing humanitarian work in Syria. The Mueller Family hide caption

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The Mueller Family

Supporters of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh hold posters of him that read, "We are all Muath," during a protest in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday. Raad Adayleh/AP hide caption

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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government is working to secure the release of Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto. A deadline imposed by the so-called Islamic State for the men's release has lapsed. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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President Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House on Sept. 10. Obama 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. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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Yemeni soldiers hold up their weapons at an area seized from al-Qaida in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, on May 8. President Obama said Wednesday that U.S. strategy against the so-called Islamic State would be similar to how it targeted militants in Yemen and Somalia. Yemen's Defense Ministry/AP hide caption

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A flag of the Islamic State — aka ISIS, aka ISIL — is seen on the other side of a bridge at the front line of fighting between Kurdish Pesh Merga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, Iraq, on Thursday. The group is referred to differently depending on who's talking about it. JM Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?

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President Obama addresses the nation from Cross Hall in the White House on Wednesday. Opening a new military front in the Middle East, Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out violent Islamic State militants. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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Freelance journalist Steven Sotloff is seen during a work trip inside Al-Fateh Mosque in Manama, Bahrain, on Oct. 26, 2010. The Islamic State group released a video this week that showed a militant beheading the American journalist. Mazen Mahdi/EPA/Landov hide caption

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British Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons on Monday that he wants to give police the power to seize the passports of Islamist fighters bound for Iraq and Syria. PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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