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** FILE ** Omar al-Shishani stands next to a group of ISIL fighters as they declare the elimination of the border between Iraq and Syria, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/militant social media account via AP video)

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** FILE ** Soldiers in eastern Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Army's 7th Corps wear gas masks and chemical suits just after U.S. planes started bombing Iraq on Jan. 18, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Soldiers in eastern Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Army's 7th Corps wear gas masks and chemical suits just after U.S. planes started bombing Iraq on Jan. 18, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. (AP Photo/Militant video)

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has positioned about 3,000 ISIL fighters in Iraq and some 7,000 in Syria, officials say. (Associated Press)

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has positioned about 3,000 ISIL fighters in Iraq and some 7,000 in Syria, officials say. (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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Iraqi security forces celebrate after clashes with followers of Shiite cleric Mahmoud al-Sarkhi, in front of his home in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)

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Illustration on the collapse of peace in Iraq by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the collapse of peace in Iraq by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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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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In a 2008 op-ed, then-Sen. Joe Biden (shown delivering a 2006 speech in Philadelphia) warned “a precipitous withdrawal" from Iraq could "lead to a national meltdown” marked by sectarian strife. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Iraqi security forces celebrate after clashes with followers of Shiite cleric Mahmoud al-Sarkhi, in front of his home in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)

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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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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take their position along the front line with militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Demonstrating their growing independence from the rest of Iraq, the largely autonomous Kurdish regional government is setting up dirt barriers that it hopes ultimately will set the borders of a future state. (Associated Press)

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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take their position along the front line with militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Demonstrating their growing independence from the rest of Iraq, the largely autonomous Kurdish regional government is setting up dirt barriers that it hopes ultimately will set the borders of a future state. (Associated Press)

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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take their position along the front line with militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Demonstrating their growing independence from the rest of Iraq, the largely autonomous Kurdish regional government is setting up dirt barriers that it hopes ultimately will set the borders of a future state. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida favors a more aggressive U.S. military campaign to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Iraq chaos by De Angelis, Rome Italy/CartoonArts International

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, left, favors a more aggressive U.S. military campaign to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says that the U.S. should stay out of Iraq, and that previous military action has emboldened extremists. (associated press)