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ISIS advances to within 10 miles of Baghdad

A thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria as fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and ISIS , Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP)

ISIS has moved less than 10 miles from Iraq's capital Baghdad. The U.S. responded with helicopter attacks against the insurgents.

Part of the battle centers on the Syrian city of Kobani.

Almost 200,000 people have streamed across the border into neighboring Turkey. The U.N. has warned of a massacre for anyone who hasn't escaped the advance of ISIS.

American commanders admit airstrikes have done little to stop ISIS.

"ISIS is blending in to parts of the disenfranchised Sunni population. As the enemy adapts, they'll be harder to target. They know how to maneuver and how to use populations and concealment," said Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Military leaders from 23 coalition partners will meet with President Obama and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Maryland on Tuesday. It's likely the president will ask them to do more.

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