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Mosul dam engineers warn it could fail at any time, killing 1m people

Iraqis who built dam say structure is increasingly precarious and describe government response as ‘ridiculous’

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from the Guardian

Mosul dam engineers warn it could fail at any time, killing 1m people

Mosul dam engineers warn it could fail at any time, killing 1m people | World news | The Guardian

Kurds | the Kurdish Workers Party, the PKK, and its paramilitary wing the Peshmerga. The Kurdish counteroffensive against Sunni militants in northern Iraq is now gathering speed. Local troops from Iraqi Kurdistan, known as peshmerga, are back in control of large chunks of territory — including the strategically important Mosul Dam — lost to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) earlier this month. Semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan had another equally important ally,

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from news.yahoo.com

U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq to Protect Mosul Dam

If the dam is destroyed Bagdad would flood. - The dam lies on the Tigris River, which runs through Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. It provides electricity to the million residents of Mosul and is the fourth-largest dam in the Middle East.