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Kurds Claim Gains Against Militants Near Key Iraqi Dam

Kurdish fighters, supported by U.S. airstrikes, are reporting they have made gains against Islamic State militants for control of a strategic dam in northern Iraq. The Kurds said Sunday they have retaken the eastern half of territory near the Mosul dam on the Tigris River, which provides electricity and irrigation for much of the region.  But the Kurds said their advance has been slowed by bombs planted by retreating jihadists, who had taken control of the dam earlier this...

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