Iraqi officials say Mosul dam now in government control

August 18, 2014 10:57 AM

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Iraqi officials say Mosul dam now in government control

An Iraqi Yazidi woman sits with a child Aug. 17 under a bridge where displaced people of this religious minority found refuge after Islamic State militants attacked the town of Sinjar.

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his weapon in Chamibarakat, Iraq. Kurdish forces took over parts of a nearby dam that was captured by the Islamic State extremist group.

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