Update: White House says violence is not the answer in Syria but attack on Assad's inner circle shows "window is closing." White House says international community needs to act in a unified way.
White House says it has no information on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's whereabouts; White House goes on to say the U.S. is closely monitoring Syria's military facilities and believes its chemical stockpile remains under government control.
ERBIL Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. | Video