Iraq: President Obama Says Mosul Dam Retaken From Islamic State Militants

August 18, 2014 | 2117 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama told reporters Aug. 18 that U.S. warplanes helped Iraqi Special Forces retake the Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants, The New York Times reported. The dam provides electricity to Mosul, and U.S. officials feared the militants could have blown up the dam and flooded parts of Iraq.