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In this Aug. 10, 2014 photo, U.S Navy sailors work on aircrafts for missions targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq from the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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In this Aug. 10, 2014 photo, U.S Navy sailors prepare an aircraft for missions targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq from the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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In this Aug. 10, 2014 photo, an aircraft lands after missions targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq from the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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In this Aug. 10, 2014 photo, an aircraft lands after missions targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq from the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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In this Aug. 10, 2014 photo, U.S Navy sailors prepare an aircraft for missions targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq from the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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In this Aug. 10, 2014 photo, U.S Navy sailors prepare an aircraft for missions targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq from the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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In this Aug. 10, 2014, photo, an aircraft for missions targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq lands at the USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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Desperation: A Turkish soldier stands guard as several hundred Syrian refugees wait to cross the border. Turkey opened its border Saturday to allow in up to 60,000 people who massed on the Turkish-Syrian border, fleeing the Islamic militants' advance. (Associated Press)

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Many of the Syrian refugees were women, children and the elderly, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants on their villages. (Associated Press)

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Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby made the announcement in an statement, noting that the U.S. was not acting alone. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against [Islamic State] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time," he said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Bush takes a photograph of himself with a group of police officers Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in New York. Bush attended the gathering of New York police and firefighters to discuss homeland security issues. Defusing a brief controversy, President Bush on Wednesday renewed his pledge that the government will give $20 billion to New York for its recovery from the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)

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FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Kurdish peshmerga fighters takes their positions behind sand barriers at the village of Taza Khormato in the northern oil rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq. The insurgents came at midday, walking across a canal, advancing under cover of mortar fire toward the cluster of three Iraqi villages. Iraqi Kurdish forces have begun receiving training from western allies including the United States as they seek to beef up their capabilities against the Islamic State militant group, a top Kurdish security official said Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

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An Afghan laborer walks past a gate of Camp Qargha as Afghanistan National Army soldiers stand guard, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Earlier in the day, a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at the military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding others, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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National Edition News cover for September 22, 2014 - Obama war advisers unsure on strategy: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, delivers testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services on the U.S. policy towards Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP Photo by: Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, delivers testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services on the U.S. policy towards Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP Photo by: Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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Several thousand Syrians, mostly Kurds, crossed into Turkey seeking refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria. The Obama plan calls for local fighters to counter the terror group on the ground. (associated press)

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In the background is a 1930s era carpet depicting a map of Egypt. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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Freed Turkish hostages arrive at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, adjusts his translation ear piece during a U.N. Security Council meeting, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. The Security Council met Friday to discuss the situation of the Islamic State group in Iraq. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opens a meeting on Iraq at the U.N. Security Council, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)