About 300,000 civilians trapped as violence intensifies in rebel-held city.
U.S. and Russia to announce military cooperation plans early next month.
Assault follows a deadly IS strike in the Iraqi capital on Sunday.
Coalition leaders pledge $2 billion to fund stabilization plans in Iraq.
More than hundred civilians dead in the town of Manbij since May.
Port city rocked by a string of IS suicide bombings in recent weeks.
Demonstrators defy government warning of strict action against rally.
A statement by IS propaganda agency Amaq confirmed that one of the group's key leaders, Abu Omar al-Shishani, was killed in combat in the town of Shirqat, south of Mosul in Iraq.
Washington says ‘rebranding’ not to change its view of the jihadist group.
Officials say "administrative measure" aimed at protecting M.P.s' privacy.
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