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'Too early' to say Iraq's Mosul dam recaptured

18 August 2014 Last updated at 13:53 BST

There are conflicting reports about whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have fully retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.

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.

The BBC's Paul Wood, who is on the edge of the dam, said it was too early to say if the dam had been recaptured.