US airstrikes have hit targets near Mosul Dam in northern Iraq held by ISIL.
The US Central Command says the airstrikes aim to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces, and to protect American personnel and facilities.
But well-armed Islamic State fighters appear to be changing tactics slowing down the gains made by Kurdish peshmergas.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Gwer in northern Iraq.
Source: Al Jazeera