Middle East Three things to know about Iraq's Mosul Dam

The Islamic State has targeted key energy infrastructure in Iraq, including Mosul Dam, which was recaptured yesterday by Kurdish and Iraqi forces backed by US airstrikes.

By , Staff writer

With the aid of US airstrikes, Kurdish peshmerga fighters seized control Monday of Mosul Dam, which had been held by the Sunni militant Islamic State (IS). Control of the dam is essential to Iraq’s energy and water resources; the United Nations considers it the “most important hydropower station” in the country.