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Iraq's Mosul dam remains volatile and unstable
Iraq's Mosul dam remains volatile and unstable

For more than a week, Nawar and Tayseer Adnan remained in their family home, avoiding the Islamic State militants who had seized their village, and secretly feeding intelligence to Kurdish Iraqi troops plotting a way to retake it. When the offensive finally began, starting with a U.S. airstrike at the village's edge, the brothers stayed in the bathroom for 24 hours until they heard Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers yell that it was safe to come out. They were among the few civilians to witness the intense final hours of the battle for the Mosul dam, which Iraqi government forces — with a crucial assist from U.S. warplanes — retook from Islamic State militants on Monday after...

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