Why is the Mosul dam so important?

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Mosul dam

The U.S. military launched a number of new air strikes over Mosul Thursday. It is supporting Iraqi and Kurdish forces, trying to make sure the city’s dam stays in government control. The Islamic State terror group had briefly captured the dam. CCTV America’s Sean Callebs reports from Erbil.

Why is the Mosul dam is important?

The U.S. military launched a number of new air strikes over Mosul. It is supporting Iraqi and Kurdish forces, trying to make sure the city's dam stays in government control. The Islamic State terror group had briefly captured the dam. CCTV America's Sean Callebs reports from Erbil.

U.S. warplanes and drones are hitting Islamic State militants despite threats to kill a second American captive.

Mosul dam key for electricity, water, morale in Iraq

The U.S. military launched a number of new air strikes over Mosul Thursday. It is supporting Iraqi and Kurdish forces, trying to make sure the city's dam stays in government control. The Islamic State terror group had briefly captured the dam. CCTV America's Sean Callebs reports from Erbil.

For more on the recent attacks on Mosul, Kyle Olson, a homeland security and counter-terrorism analyst, joined CCTV America.

Efforts by IS militants expands

The most recent bomb raids in northern Iraq launched around the Mosul dam to protect a key water supply and the U.N. estimates more than one million Iraqis have fled their homes this year alone as the fighting and efforts by IS militants expands. For more on this, Kyle Olson, a homeland security and counter-terrorism analyst, joined CCTV America.