Iraqi Forces Retake Strategic Mosul Dam From Kurdish Peshmerga

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On Wednesday, Iraqi security forces retook the strategic Mosul Dam and its nearby facilities from the Peshmerga, a military force of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

According to Iraqi sources, at least 9 people in clashes between government troops and KRG forces.

Following the incident, a spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) said that Ahmed Obeidi, assistant to the head of the PMU Intelligence known as Abu Yasir, was killed in the firefight in the area.

Iraqi Forces Retake Strategic Mosul Dam From Kurdish Peshmerga

Ahmed Obeidi

Ahmad al-Asadi said that Obeidi died preventing the attempt “to separate and partition” of Iraq.

Earlier this week, the Iraqi Army took back control over the city of Kirkuk, nearby military and oil installations as well as multiple point sacross Syria.

Now, government forces are expanding their control in the contested areas in the Mosul countryside.

The map shows areas recently taken back by the Iraqi government from the KRG:

Iraqi Forces Retake Strategic Mosul Dam From Kurdish Peshmerga

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