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US slows ISIS terrorists amid political chaos in Baghdad

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Supporters of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rally in Baghdad on Monday. (Source: NBC) Supporters of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rally in Baghdad on Monday. (Source: NBC)

WASHINGTON, DC (NBC) – U.S. leaders agree that Iraq cannot stay together unless Shiite leaders give Sunnis more power.

Step one was the current Shiite prime minister leaving.

Well, now he won't, and that's good news for ISIS.

Another sign that Iraq is falling apart, in Baghdad on Monday outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki suddenly saying he will not give up power.

It's possible Iraq's mostly Shiite army might back al-Maliki, further dividing Iraq.

Up north, Kurdish fighters who took an ISSI flag on Sunday but lost ground on Monday, despite more U.S. airstrikes on the al-Qaida offshoot.

U.S. Navy video shows an F-18 pilot take off to strike ISIS.

The Pentagon says the extremists have been slowed down but can't be stopped by just bombing.

An Iraqi chopper crew went in to get Yazidis, an ethnic minority that ISIS would exterminate.

Most Yazidis are still stuck on the mountain, sunbaked and starving, their relatives in the U.S. are stunned.

Yazidis begged for more help at the U.S. State Department.

And just when Iraqis have to unite to fight ISIS, Baghdad is divided which puts a bigger burden on the U.S.

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