The assault is the second that the group has launched against the strategically important city in the last week.
The mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto has publicly expressed her grief, after a video purported to show his murder by ISIS.
Rodgers' 2014 MVP win is the second time in his career that he has been awarded the honor, which he previously won in 2011.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is confident “we will soon manage to reach a mutually beneficial agreement" with Europe.
The country's police, who do not carry firearms as standard, say they need the weapons to combat the threat of terrorism.
ISIS had never asked publicly for a ransom before, and the first time it did ended in tragedy.
Intelligence experts say it is "hard to calculate" what the extremist group will do in the wake of a Japanese journalist's execution.