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  8/18/2014, Av 22, 5774

Iraq: Kurdish Forces Retake Mosul Dam from 'Islamic State'

The retaking of Mosul dam is the biggest reversal for the Islamic State - formerly known as ISIS - since it swept through Iraq, taking the second city of Mosul and embarking on a campaign to "cleanse" the area of all non-Sunni-Muslim communities.

Kurdish forces encountered fierce resistance, but were eventually able to drive out the jihadis.