HADITHA -- Tension in Iraq intensifies, as the U.S. launched another round of air-strikes, targeting ISIS militants near a key dam in Haditha; the second largest dam in Iraq.
The pentagon says the strikes came at Iraq`s request. The U.S. strikes provided Iraqi ground forces assistance from the air, as they led a charge to re-take an area just outside of Haditha.
The offensive move comes on the heels of President Obama`s firm statement he made on Friday, saying NATO stands united and committed to destroying ISIS as a global threat.
"I think it is absolutely critical that we have Arab states and specifically Sunni-majority states that are rejecting the kind of extremist nilism that we're seeing out of ISIL, that say, that is not what Islam is about, and are prepared to join us actively in the fight."
Meanwhile, as the 13th anniversary of 9/11 nears, Obama squashed fear ISIS could turn its violence on the U.S.
"I want everybody to understand that we have not seen any immediate intelligence about threats to the homeland from ISIL."
Obama, who`s come under fire from Republicans for his lack of a plan, is set to meet Tuesday with congressional leaders, to counter the threat of ISIS.