U.S. airstrikes critical in Mosul Dam capture

August 18, 2014 7:33 PM

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U.S. airstrikes critical in Mosul Dam capture

(CNN) -- U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Dam on Monday, fighting back ISIS militants who had seized the dam, President Obama told reporters.

The stakes were huge for the millions of Iraqis who live downstream from the dam, the largest in the country.

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