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Kurds claim full control of dam

U.S. aid helps push Islamic State militants from stronghold

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.

Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group at Mosul Dam, outside Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic facility. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

BAGHDAD -- Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces said Monday that they had wrested back control of the country's largest dam from militants of the extremist Islamic State group.

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