The American military and its partner nations continue to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria. Officials say the strikes have killed ISIS fighters and destroyed some of their positions.
Meantime, on the ground, some of the heaviest fighting of the conflict so far has been taking place around Irbil in northern Iraq.
Mitchell Prothero, Iraq bureau chief for McClatchy, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson from Irbil with details.
This segment aired on January 14, 2015.