The Himalayan Times 2014.08.03 21:55
BAGHDAD: Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an
oilfield and three more towns today after inflicting their first major
defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June.
Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of barely 24 hours could give
the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities, sharply
raising the stakes in their bid to topple Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's
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