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ISIS takes control of dam

4 Aug, 2014

ISIS takes┬ácontrol of Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam. The dam is on the Tigris River and provides power to Mosul. Workers at the dam remain inside the facility. Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum, says seizing dams is a tactic the group uses to gain control of a town and its people:

If you control the Mosul Dam, you can threaten just about everybody.