Fighting over Mosul Dam
Steven L. Taylor
Monday, August 18, 2014
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.
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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