Islamic State militants fight for Iraq's two biggest dams
Militants from the Islamic State are battling ferociously to control one of Iraq's most vital resources: water. Fighters with the group launched a three-pronged attack over the weekend in a drive to capture Haditha Dam, in western Iraq, a complex with ...
Iraq Agrees to Help Kurds Battle Sunni Extremists
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Sunni Extremists in Iraq Seize 3 Towns From Kurds and Threaten Major Dam
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BAGHDAD — Sunni extremists seized control of three towns in northern Iraq on Sunday after fierce battles with Kurdish security forces, sending thousands of people fleeing to the nearby mountains and threatening the country's largest dam. In the ...
ISIS takeover of key infrastructure brings new fears for Iraq's future
The Islamic State's fight to takeover Monday of Mosul Dam, Iraq's largest dam, has the region on edge over the terrorists' control of key infrastructure. The dam is the fourth largest in the Middle East and provides about 30 percent of Iraq's electricity.
ISIS Seizes More Towns and Possibly Control of Iraq's Biggest Dam
ISIS took control of Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam on Iraq's Tigris River, which provides power to the city of Mosul about 50 kilometers (31 miles) to the south, the commander of the Peshmerga Kurdish fighters who had been defending the facility ...
Sunni insurgents 'seize Iraq's biggest dam' in defeat for Kurdish forces
Sunni insurgents have reportedly seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping across much of northern Iraq in June. Capture of the electricity ...
Iraq Air Force to Back Kurds Fighting Islamists
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called upon his country's armed forces to help Kurdish forces battle a Sunni militant offensive in northern Iraq that has caused tens of thousands of people from the minority Yazidi community to flee their homes.
ISIS claims gains, takes control of Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam
(CNN) -- Fighters with the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria reached the triangle border between Iraq, Syria and Turkey, it said in a message posted on Twitter on Sunday. ISIS took control of Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam on Iraq's ...
Thousands flee after militants seize towns in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq – Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said. The fresh ...
Insight - Iran's elite Guards fighting in Iraq to push back Islamic State
At least two other members of the Guards have also been killed in Iraq since mid-June, a clear sign that Shi'ite power Iran has ramped up its military presence in Iraq to counter the threat of Sunni fighters from the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot ...
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With eye to grabbing resources, Sunni militants try to capture Iraq's two ...
FILE - This Oct. 31, 2007 file photo, shows a general view of the dam in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The rapid advance of the Islamic State group, which captured Iraq's second largest city of Mosul and declared a self ...