Middle East

  • Smoke rises from the impact of airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants, at the Mosul Dam, Iraq, Aug. 18, 2014.
  • Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, on their way to the front line to fight Islamic State extremists, Mosul Dam, outside Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 18, 2014.
  • A Kurdish peshmerga fighter stands guard at the Mosul Dam, near the town of Chamibarakat, outside Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 17, 2014.
  • A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his weapon at his combat position at the Mosul Dam, outside Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 17, 2014.
  • A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his ammunition near the Mosul Dam, outside Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 17, 2014.
  • A Iraqi Shi'ite family who fled from Mosul after the advance of Islamic militants, at a refugee camp in Baghdad's southeast suburb of Nahrawan, Aug. 17, 2014.

Iraqi, Kurdish Troops Retake Mosul Dam

Published August 18, 2014

Iraqi military spokesmen say Kurdish forces and Iraqi counterterror troops have retaken control of a key dam from Islamic State fighters.


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