The U.S. is performing airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq.

The Pentagon announced military actions around the city of Amirli were authorized by President Obama to prevent Islamic terrorists from attacking civilians in the area.

Humanitarian aid drops are also being made to coincide with the strikes. The Pentagon says the operation will be limited in scope.

Germany is announcing support for fighters combating ISIS in Iraq. The EU leader will be sending high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons, and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters in their struggle.

The German Foreign Ministry has been talking about what military aid it will be sending to Iraq for several days now. Many western countries, including the United States, are finding ways of fighting back against ISIS rebels amid the growing crisis in northern Iraq.