Pentagon Confirms US-backed Alliance Captured Key Dam from IS

December 29, 2015 08:58 PM
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The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that a U.S.-backed alliance called "Democratic Forces of Syria" has captured a key dam after a four-day battle against the Islamic State group. According to a Pentagon official, the hydroelectric Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates River, 90 kilometers east of the Syrian city of Aleppo, is part of a key IS communications route. VOA's Mahmood Bali reports from Tishrin Dam in Syria. Miguel Amaya narrates his report.