Thursday, August 7, 2014
(Undated) --ISIS militants are trying to seize Iraq's largest dam. Fighting waged on today between militants and Iraqi security forces near the Mosul dam, which is a major supplier of water and electricity. If militants succeed in compromising it, Mosul and surrounding villages would flood in mere hours and Baghdad could be engulfed in a 15-foot-high wall of water. Islamic militants are also attempting to seize the Haditha dam in Anbar province northwest of Baghdad.