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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands at a checkpoint retaken from Islamic State militants in Barznki village in Zummar, near Mosul, Sept. 15, 2014.
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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands at a checkpoint retaken from Islamic State militants in Barznki village in Zummar, near Mosul, Sept. 15, 2014.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter walks past a house destroyed by American air strikes at Barznki village believed to be controlled by the Islamic State, near Mosul, Sept. 15, 2014.
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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter walks past a house destroyed by American air strikes at Barznki village believed to be controlled by the Islamic State, near Mosul, Sept. 15, 2014.

A displaced child from the minority Yazidi sect who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, carries a jerry can filled with water at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk, Sept. 15, 2014.
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A displaced child from the minority Yazidi sect who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, carries a jerry can filled with water at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk, Sept. 15, 2014.

Members of Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters patrol the outskirts of the city looking for Islamic State militants, Ramadi, Sept. 14, 2014.
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Members of Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters patrol the outskirts of the city looking for Islamic State militants, Ramadi, Sept. 14, 2014.

Kurdish citizens who live in Lebanon shout slogans during a demonstration against militants who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, in front of the UN building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 15, 2014.
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Kurdish citizens who live in Lebanon shout slogans during a demonstration against militants who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, in front of the UN building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 15, 2014.

A convoy of Iraqi security forces is seen during a patrol for Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Ramadi, Sept. 14, 2014.
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A convoy of Iraqi security forces is seen during a patrol for Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Ramadi, Sept. 14, 2014.

Members of Iraqi security forces are seen during a fight with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Ramadi, Sept. 14, 2014.
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Members of Iraqi security forces are seen during a fight with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Ramadi, Sept. 14, 2014.

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