Report: U.S. airstrikes carried out as part of Iraqi effort to retake Mosul Dam

August 15, 2014 7:53 PM

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Report: U.S. airstrikes carried out as part of Iraqi effort to retake Mosul Dam

Zahko, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq near ISIS-controlled Mosul Dam early Saturday morning, the Kurdish news agency Rudaw reported, citing eyewitnesses.

CNN confirmed that a U.S. and Iraqi military operation aimed at retaking the country's largest hydroelectric dam from the so-called Islamic State was scheduled to begin early Saturday morning (Friday at 6 p.m. ET).

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