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U.S. military advisors arrive in Iraq as ISIS insurgency grows

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Ninety United States military advisors arrived in Iraq on Tuesday, joining 40 other U.S.service members already working at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to discuss strategical options to combat the estimated 10,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria, described as "al Qaeda on steroids" by the Obama administration.

According to the United Nations mission in Iraq, at least 757 civilians were killed and 599 were injured during the ISIS insurgents advance in northern Iraq between June 5 and 22.

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry met with top Iraqi leaders in Baghdad to discuss the crisis and to discuss the steps necessary to curb the Sunni insurgent rampage. Kerry said all the leaders agreed to start the process of seating a new government by July 1. Secretary Kerry said:

"The very future of Iraq depends on choices that will be made in the next days and weeks. "Not next week, not next month, but now."

Iraqi officials requested U.S military assistance to suppress ISIS militants, aka ISIL, for several months.

ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's brutal tactics have made him unpopular with the old generation of jihadists, including al-Qaeda's top leader. However, a younger generation of want to be Jihadists who have struggled to find a extremist voice among traditional al Qaeda branches are said to be flocking to join ISIS..

In addition to Jihad chat rooms and YouTube, the Al Hayat Media Center, a known affiliate of ISIS recently began producing recruiting materials in English including videos, pamphlets, and a magazine to attract westerners--including Americans.



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