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Fighting over Mosul Dam

Via the BBC:  Iraq crisis: Military claims control of Mosul dam

Iraqi military spokesman Lt-Gen Qassim Atta told state TV the dam – Iraq’s largest – had been "fully cleansed".

Troops had been backed by a joint air patrol, he added, without specifying if there had been any US air strikes.

However, journalists in the area said fighting was continuing and jihadists remained in control of the main gate.

The piece has some useful maps that are wroth a click.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. michael reynolds says:

    ISIS, airpower. Airpower, ISIS. I’m sure you two will get along wonderfully.

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