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Kurdish Forces Rebound In Fight Over Key Dam

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

Kurdish forces retook key parts and possible control over Iraq’s largest dam on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility.

The U.S. began targeting Islamic State fighters with airstrikes a little over a week ago, allowing Kurdish forces to fend off an advance on their regional capital Irbil and to help tens of thousands of members of religious minorities escape the extremists’ onslaught.

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