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Kurds recapture part of vital dam

Forces backed by U.S. strikes

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 3:59 a.m.

IRBIL, Iraq -- Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less than two weeks ago, security officials said.

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