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Iraqi Kurds retake main dam from ISIS
Al Arabiya News [Dubai, UAE], by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/17/2014 4:46:37 PM

Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by U.S. air strikes on Sunday retook the country´s largest dam from ISIS militants who seized it the previous week, Agence France-Presse reported. A peshmerga officer and two political party officials told AFP that Kurdish forces had retaken Mosul Dam, which provides electricity and irrigation water for farming to much of the surrounding region in Iraq´s northern Nineveh province. The U.S. military confirmed it conducted nine airstrikes Saturday near Erbil and the dam in mosul in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said

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0bama found a reason to take back the important dam, but it wasn´t for military reasons. What an idiot. Oh, and the vehicles they bombed were the ones that ISIS took from Iraq that came from US. Full circle. 0bama did write a letter (War Powers Act) informing Congress...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 8/17/2014 4:50:11 PM     (No. 9969450)

If this is indeed true, I am amazed the dam was not destroyed by ISIS.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gunnut13, 8/17/2014 6:00:38 PM     (No. 9969497)

It may be too late. The damn needed daily maintenance to prevent it from failing--most poorly designed and build dam ever. Estimates are 1-6 months without the maintenance and it would fail. You don´t want to know the results if that happens...


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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/17/2014 6:14:48 PM     (No. 9969519)

i hope the Kurds are taking good care of all of their prisoners..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janylou, 8/17/2014 8:23:55 PM     (No. 9969649)

I suppose Obomb will take a victory lap over this.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/17/2014 8:27:04 PM     (No. 9969651)

Thank You, God.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/17/2014 8:53:44 PM     (No. 9969666)

If ISIS lost that dam that easy, I would say that they are seriously overrated as any sort of a military force. They may capture and kill unarmed people. but that´s about it.

If ISIS is as bad as the Western media has been making out they would have had human shields at the dam, and if it looked like they were going to lose the dam would have blown it up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/17/2014 9:24:23 PM     (No. 9969695)

This points either to the ineptitude of the Iraqi government and their security forces or exposes their was some sort of collusion on the part of the Iraqi government in yielding this section of the country so easily.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/18/2014 12:53:55 AM     (No. 9969865)

Perhaps this shows that the Shiites are yellowbellies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/18/2014 1:14:23 AM     (No. 9969883)

Sounds like we (again) backed the wrong horse. Instead of the gutless surrender monkey iragi´s, maybe we should have armed the kurds.

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