Mosul dam recaptured from Islamic State (ISIS) fighters, says Obama

  • American president Barack Obama said that Kurdish fighters and Iraqi government forces had retaken control of Mosul dam from the Sunni militant group Isis.

    The United States aided the operation through air strikes in the vicinity of the dam, he said. Obama described the developments as a “major step forward.”  

    However, the Isis has claimed that it still had control of Mosul dam, Iraq’s largest dam.

    The US president said America would “continue to pursue a long-term strategy to turn the tide against the Isis militants.”

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