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All Options on the Table in Iraq Conflict
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS2/FOX28) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says all options are on the table in the fight against ISIS including airstrikes in Syria.
U.S. airstrikes in Iraq continued Thursday to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces keep control of the Mosul Dam.
Hagel said U.S. efforts have stalled the militant group's momentum but said they'll probably regroup and launch new attacks.
He pointed to the execution of reporter James Foley as an example of the group's ruthless and barbaric ideology.
Defense officials are not commenting on whether they'll try to go in and rescue the rest of the hostages.
As for larger military plans for action against ISIS they say they have left open the possibility of targeting fighters in Syria.