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Kurdish forces 'break IS hold on Mosul dam'

18 August 2014 Last updated at 05:58 BST

Kurdish officials say that their Peshmerga fighters have broadly taken control of a strategically important dam in northern Iraq from Islamist militants.

The Kurds' ground offensive has been co-ordinated with US forces.

If the recapture of the dam is confirmed, it will be the biggest blow to the militants since they launched their offensive in Iraq in June.

Alpa Patel reports.

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