26 Apr '15, 1am

Islamic State captures dam, overruns base in western Iraq

Video from ‘Amaq News showing Islamic State fighters at the Thar Thar dam and a nearby military barracks The Islamic State seized control of a dam and overran a military barracks in the Thar Thar area in western Iraq over the past several days. Over 120 Iraqi soldiers and a senior general were killed during the Islamic State offensive. In a video released by ‘Amaq News, the Islamic State’s unofficial news agency, the jihadist group claimed to have taken control of the Thar Thar dam, which is located northeast of Fallujah in Anbar province. Islamic State fighters attacked the complex with “explosive-laden vehicles,” or suicide car bombs, before engaging with Iraqi troops in a firefight, Reuters noted . Also, the jihadist group was able to take over a nearby military barracks. The Islamic State video supports the news report. In the video, several fighters can be seen inside...

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