BAGHDAD Aug 7 The Islamic State militant group
said on Thursday it had captured 15 towns, Iraq's biggest dam
and a military base since launching an offensive against Kurdish
fighters in the north of the country over the weekend.
In a statement on a Twitter site, the group also said it
would keep pressing ahead with the offensive that has alarmed
the Baghdad government and regional powers. Kurdish officials
have said they are still in control of Mosul dam.
(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Alison Williams)