Jihadists close gates of Ramadi city dam, drying Euphrates river and cutting supplies to strategic communities
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said after the May 17 fall of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, that his men would take it back within days but operations are moving slowly.
As they edge towards Ramadi, officials said Iraqi forces risked coming under attack because IS had closed the gates of a dam in the city to dry up the Euphrates.
The move will enable IS fighters to cross the river more easily and to infiltrate more territory. Continue reading