August 3, 2014 / 10:56 AM / 3 years ago

Islamic State fighters seize northern Iraqi town near dam

BAGHDAD, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized control of a town near a dam in northern Iraq on Sunday, witnesses and a Kurdish official said.

The capture of Wana near Mosul Dam came after Sunni militants from the al-Qaeda offshoot seized two other towns and an oil field in their first major defeat of Kurdish forces since sweeping through northern Iraq in June. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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