Troops at the Mosul dam
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Iraq crisis: Mosul dam retaken from IS

Kurdish and Iraqi forces have retaken the strategically important Mosul Dam from Islamic State (IS) fighters, as the battle continues to push back the militants in northern Iraq.

The BBC's Jim Muir visited the dam and said it was "back in safe hands" and appeared intact.

Meanwhile the UN's agency for refugees has launched a major aid operation to try and help more than half a million people displaced by fighting in the region.

  • 19 Aug 2014
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