MOSUL DAM IN IRAQI HANDS
Iraqi and Kurdish forces have driven terrorists from the Islamic State away from the Mosul Dam, the largest such structure in Iraq. The capture came after continued American airstrikes, including at least 15 on Monday.
According to a DOD release, as many as 35 strikes were launched against Islamic State forces near the dam. The release noted, “The strikes damaged or destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions; an ISIL checkpoint; six ISIL armed vehicles; an ISIL light armored vehicle; an ISIL vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery gun, and an IED emplacement belt.”
The Islamic State has also been known in the past as both the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), had been in control of the facility, and had been kidnapping or massacring the Yazidi, a religious minority in Iraq.
CENTCOM (United States Central Command) has released video of the strikes near the Mosul Dam. Two of those videos are below: