The Pentagon's Press Secretary has tweeted that US aircraft have been conducting airstrikes to support humanitarian air drops in the Iraqi town of Amerli.
The town north of Baghdad has been besieged by Islamic State fighters in recent weeks.
US military & partners conduct humanitarian airdrops in Amirli, Iraq. US aircraft also conducted airstrikes nearby to support mission.
A British family have told ITV News of their devastation after discovering a close relative is fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq.
A French journalist who was held hostage with James Foley in Syria has told ITV News it was "devastating" to see his murder.