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In Iraq, US Airstrikes Near Strategic Mosul Dam

Officials say the U.S. military launched airstrikes Saturday as Iraqi forces launched an operation to re-take Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants. The officials say the airstrikes involved FA-18 fighter bombers and armed drones. They provided cover to Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting to take the dam from militants that seized it earlier this month. Missiles and bombs hit areas near the militant-controlled dam in northern Iraq as the leader of Iraq’s Kurds appealed for weapons and...

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