The US assists Iraq to retake Mosul dam

(VOVworld) - Kurdish forces supported by US air strikes are battling to retake Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) fighters in northern Iraq.

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An FA-18 takes off from the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush in the Gulf on Friday

The operation to recapture the country's largest dam began early on Saturday with raids by F-18 fighters and drones. Kurdish Major General Abdelrahman Korini said with the US air support, they have retaken the eastern part of the Mosul dam and destroyed some IS fighers.

US Central Command said it carried out nine air strikes on Saturday, hitting targets near Irbil and Mosul dam. The strikes "destroyed or damaged some armoured personnel carriers and armed vehicles.

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