Library picture of strategic Haditha dam in northern Iraq
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US strikes Islamic State militants at Iraq's Haditha dam

The US has carried out a series of air strikes on Islamic State militants close to the strategic Haditha dam in western Iraq, US officials say.

The action marked a widening of US military action which has previously been restricted to northern Iraq.

On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama will reveal his strategy to defeat IS.

Jim Muir reports from Irbil in northern Iraq.

  • 08 Sep 2014
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