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This undated file image posted on a militant website Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching through Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

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Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants in Syria, where Husan Dughman fears a familiar pattern: "removal of a hated regime, followed by descent into chaos" and final victory by extremists. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN, File)

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FILE - In this undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State group, march in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State group will likely take center stage when more than 140 heads of state of government convene for the U.N. General Assembly the week of Sept. 22. (AP Photo/File)

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National Security Adviser Susan Rice said an American journalist held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria has been freed and would be reunited with his family. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the al Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State, has rarely been photographed. (Associated Press)

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jihadist: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the al Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State, has rarely been photographed. (associated press)

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jihadist: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the al Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State, has rarely been photographed. (associated press)

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** FILE ** Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the al Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State, has rarely been photographed. (Associated Press)

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Iraqis sign up for military service to help battle an al Qaeda-inspired militant army intent on capturing Baghdad International Airport and eventually the capital itself. (Associated Press)

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Iraqis sign up for military service to help battle an al Qaeda-inspired militant army intent on capturing Baghdad International Airport and eventually the capital itself. (Associated Press)

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Iraqis sign up for military service to help battle an al Qaeda-inspired militant army intent on capturing Baghdad International Airport and eventually the capital itself. (Associated Press)

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This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

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This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

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This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

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FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Moderate Syrian rebels are buckling under the onslaught of the radical al-Qaida breakaway group that has swept over large parts of Iraq and Syria. Some rebels are giving up the fight, crippled by lack of weapons and frustrated with the power of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Other, more hard-line Syrian fighters are bending to the winds and joining the radicals. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

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This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. Militants from an al-Qaida splinter group held a military parade in their stronghold in northeastern Syria, displaying U.S.-made Humvees, heavy machine guns, and missiles captured from the Iraqi army for the first time since taking over large parts of the Iraq-Syria border. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

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This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

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This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. Militants from an al-Qaida splinter group held a military parade in their stronghold in northeastern Syria, displaying U.S.-made Humvees, heavy machine guns, and missiles captured from the Iraqi army for the first time since taking over large parts of the Iraq-Syria border. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

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FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Moderate Syrian rebels are buckling under the onslaught of the radical al-Qaida breakaway group that has swept over large parts of Iraq and Syria. Some rebels are giving up the fight, crippled by lack of weapons and frustrated with the power of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Other, more hard-line Syrian fighters are bending to the winds and joining the radicals. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

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** FILE ** This file image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leading away captured Iraqi soldiers dressed in plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. (AP Photo via militant website, File)