U.S. reportedly carries out airstrikes near ISIS-controlled Mosul Dam

U.S. reportedly carries out airstrikes near ISIS-controlled Mosul Dam
(Image credit: AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Citing eyewitness accounts, a Kurdish news agency reported that U.S. warplanes conducted airstrikes early this morning near the ISIS-controlled Mosul Dam.

The Mosul Dam is Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam, and ISIS gained control of it earlier this month.

"Now (ISIS) has the ability to block the flow of electricity and control access to the water supplies on which people depend," Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said.

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The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution on Friday meant to slow the monetary and arms support ISIS has been receiving — although the international body stopped at economic sanctions and held off supporting any U.N.-backed military action.

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