US confirmed the death of one American, Douglas McAuthur McCain while fighting along with the militant group.
The holders, together with the hosts, will be strong favourites to reach the final of the marathon 24-nation event.
The US said operations will accelerate in the coming days with more nations also expected to contribute.
Egypt has repeatedly denied involvement. Emirati officials have not commented.
After receiving a medical check-up, Mr Curtis was handed over to representatives of his government.
Defence Sec. Chuck Hagel said that “ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen”.
US has appealed all the sides to resolve the crisis through peaceful negotiations.
India cancelled talks, raising objections to consultations held with separatist Hurriyat leaders by Pakistan.
The recapture of Mosul dam marks the biggest prize yet clawed back from Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
Psaki said the U.S. rejects any effort to use coercion or manipulation in the process of choosing a new Iraqi leader.
US said that a cease-fire will only be sustained if both sides who are a party to this conflict make the decision not to prolong the violence.
That’s the only way to fight Hindu fundamentalists.
Heads of States of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador met Obama on Friday to discuss the immigration issue.
Congressman Steve Chabot would chair the Congressional hearing on India on July 25.
The Post said that the US spy agencies have not reached any conclusions on the motive for the attack.