By Patrick Schmidt.
Defence secretary Chuck Hagel has announced that additional military advisors are being deployed to Iraq.
On Tuesday, an additional 130 American military advisers arrived in the country. The staff are tasked with accessing the ongoing humanitarian crisis taking place in the north of the country.
This announcement comes almost a week after the United States began conducting airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in the north of the country.