Look back at more than a decade of war in Iraq, which is now once again the target of U.S. airstrikes.
In June 2014, Islamic militants overran the city of Mosul after taking Fallujah earlier in the year, sending residents and even security forces fleeing. They were threatening to march further south into Baghdad, putting the country's relative stability at risk.
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