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Illustrations on Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq by Lians Garsys/The Washington Times

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U.S. Army chaplain Geoffrey Bailey leads soldiers on a tour of St. Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez on the outskirts of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, in this Nov. 7, 2008, file photo. The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, St. Elijah’s stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years. Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm that the monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State's relentless destruction. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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Christian girl, Fr Werenfried Village IRAQ / ARBIL-CLD 14/00028 Finalizing purchase of PVC caravans in Ankawa district for use as emergency accommodation for IDPs (Internally Displaced Peoples) forced from their homes by IS (continuation) IRAQ / NATIONAL 14/00247 PrID: 1405312 150 PVC caravans in Ankawa district for use as emergency accommodation for IDPs (Internally Displaced Peoples) forced from their homes by IS

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In this Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 photo, a boy dressed in a tiny denim suit jacket holds a candle as Iraqi Christians celebrate during Christmas Eve mass in the Al-Bashara Church in a Christian refugee camp in Irbil, northern Iraq. Many of the worshippers are displaced from their homes after Islamic State militants swept through northern Iraq in 2014. (AP Photo/Seivan M.Salim)

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Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the White House lacks a strategy to defeat the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria.

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In this photo released on June 23, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, Islamic State militants patrol Khazer, Iraq, near Mosul. The group's conventional and guerrilla tactics carried it to an overwhelming sweep of northern and western Iraq in 2014, capturing Mosul, Iraq's second-biggest city. Shortly thereafter, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a "caliphate" spanning its territory in Iraq and Syria. (Militant website via AP)

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Illustration on ISIS slaughter of Christians in Iraq and Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Democrats' culpability in the fall of Iraq and the rise of ISIS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Smoke rises above a damaged building following a U.S.-led coalition airstrike against Islamic State group positions during a military operation to regain control of the eastern suburbs of Ramadi, in Anbar province, Iraq, on Aug. 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands guard as new equipment arrives at Kalak refinery on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, as Kurdish authorities try to help ease the fuel shortage. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Iranian military projection into Iraq by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Young Shiite volunteer militia fighters pose for a photo before battle against Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, Iraq. The Associated Press has found that militia forces battling the Islamic State group are actively training children under 18 years old. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

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National Edition News cover for July 27, 2015 - Generals say U.S. exit let Islamic State enter Iraq: Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division board a C-17 transport plane to depart from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, on Saturday Dec. 17, 2011, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Around 500 troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence at Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours of December 18, 2011. (AP Photo / Mario Tama)

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National Edition News cover for July 26, 2015 - Islamic State works to build a government system: The Islamic State is building up infrastructure across territory its militants have captured in Iraq and Syria. Analysts say the group will become more entrenched among local populations if its governance goes unchallenged. (jihadology.net)

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President Obama says the people criticizing the Iran nuclear deal are the same people who rushed into war with Iraq. (AP Photo)

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An Islamic State militant distributes plastic bags full of stationery and other gifts to young students at a school in Mosul, northern Iraq. (Associated Press)

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U.S. army soldiers from Ghostrider Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment take a break after searching a house during Operation Phantom Phoenix in the village of Abu Musa on the northern outskirts of Muqdadiyah, in the volatile Diyala province, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. Facing another decision about U.S. troop levels in Iraq by spring, U.S. President Bush said Saturday Jan. 12, 2008 it's "fine with me" if generals recommend no more reductions than those already planned to take the force posture down to about 130,000.(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

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FILE - In this June 29, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers walk in a line at a reenlistment ceremony for a comrade in Baqouba, Iraq. New research published Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in JAMA Psychiatry shows war-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in early-career enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. The study looked at data on nearly 1,000 suicide attempts among almost 1 million active-duty Army members during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, from 2004 to 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions as smoke rises from central Tikrit, Iraq during clashes in the city, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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In this Monday, June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they wave the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/File)