Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam‚ oilfield (8)

The Himalayan Times 2014.08.03 21:55
REUTERS 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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