Makhmour, Iraq - Two years ago, the US-led coalition dropped the first airstrikes on ISIS, ushering in a deeper phase of intervention that dramatically changed the fight against the militant group in Iraq. Since then more than 9,400 coalition airstrikes have allowed Iraqi forces to slowly claw back cities, towns, supply lines and infrastructure.
A Rafale fighter jet is catapulted for a mission, on France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. The Charles de Gaulle joined the U.S.- led coalition against Islamic State group in November, as France intensified its airstrikes against extremist sites in Syria and Iraq in response to Islamic State group threats against French targets. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
, Iraqis from the Yazidi minority gather outside their makeshift homes on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. (AP)