ISIS militants take over Iraq's biggest dam

Last updated 06:44 09/08/2014

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Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff of the president of the Kurdistan region, confirmed on Friday (local time) that Islamic State militants had seized control of Iraq's biggest dam in their latest offensive in the north of the country.

Control of Mosul dam could give the Sunni Islamists the ability to flood cities and cut off vital water and electricity supplies.

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