Obama says the air strikes on Iraq dam are in US interest
August 18 , 2014
The US President Barack Obama has told the Congress that the air strikes by the US on Iraq's Mosul dam as authorized by him, are in the interests of the US. As per media reports, in a letter to the Congress, he also warned them that a failure in the Mosul dam can put the US facilities and staff and also the US embassy in Baghdad at risk. The US had sent the bombers to help the Kurdish forces to expel the Islamic State (IS) militants.
Reference: Media reports