US-backed coalition seizes major dam in Syria from ISIS

December 26, 2015 5:49 PM

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A U.S.-backed coalition of rebels in Syria -- including Syrian Kurdish, Arab and Christian groups -- has captured a major dam on the Euphrates River in the north from ISIS.

The coalition, known as Syria Democratic Forces, seized the Tishrin Dam on Saturday as part of its offensive aimed at cutting supply lines between ISIS strongholds in northern Syria.

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