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ISIS Militants Fight On in Tikrit After Losing Mosul Dam
Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by American air strikes, retook the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Aug. 18, wresting control of the strategically important site from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). The dam, the country’s biggest, holds back 11 billion cubic meters of water, which, if released, could flood villages and cities all the way to Baghdad.