Monday, August 18, 2014

Obama: Mosul dam recaptured from militants

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, US President Barack Obama has said.

Mr Obama said the US helped in the operation. Air strikes targeted IS around the dam, Iraq's largest.The statement followed Iraqi claims that the dam had been "fully cleansed", but IS said it was still in control.

Separately, Pope Francis said military action to stop IS attacking religious minorities should be agreed by the UN. He said intervention should not be carried out by "one nation alone".



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