Iraqi forces are trying to dislodge militants from Ramadi and Fallujah.
Secretary of State pledges support for Baghdad’s efforts to retake key cities from al Qaida forces.
The U.S. has sent Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to the Iraq’s air forces, which is using them in an ongoing campaign against the country’s branch of al-Qaida, officials in Washington and Baghdad said Thursday.
More than 800 people were killed in Iraq in violence throughout August, the UN said Sunday. That was down somewhat from July, but still one of the highest monthly tolls in recent years.
A civilian contractor has been indicted on charges of stealing two electric generators from a U.S. military base in Iraq and making false statements.