For the first time, U.S. planes have attacked ISIS targets in the western province of Anbar.
Iraqi troops say the strikes helped clear ISIS fighters from the area around the strategic Haditha Dam.
Some analysts believe this could be a turning point in the fight and it comes ahead of President Barack Obama's speech on Iraq on Wednesday.
- Ahmed Ali, leader of the Iraq Team at the Institute For The Study Of War. He tweets @IraqShamel.
This segment aired on September 8, 2014.