Middle East As US steps up air campaign in Iraq, Kurdish forces seize strategic dam

The dam had been in the hands of Islamic State militants. The role of US warplanes in the offensive raises questions over mission creep in Iraq.

By , Correspondent

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Iraq's Kurdish forces said Monday they have seized a strategic dam from the self-declared Islamic State (IS) after heavy US air strikes, a victory for the Kurdish peshmerga that may also suggest mission creep for Washington.