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US Expands Air Strikes to Help Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul Dam

The United States has expanded its targeted air strikes aimed at Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, as Iraqi security forces push to retake the vital Mosul Dam. The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said the air strikes and equipment provided to Kurdish fighters have helped slow the IS advance across Iraq. President Barack Obama Sunday sent a letter to congressional leaders announcing his authorization of targeted air strikes to support Iraqi forces in their effort...

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