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US launches airstrikes as Kurdish forces attempt to retake Mosul

Reporter: Sean Callebs 丨 CCTV.com

08-17-2014 12:51 BJT

The US is launching airstrikes, as Kurdish forces launch a counter-offensive to retake Mosul dam from Islamic State fighters in the north of the country.

The operation to recapture Iraq’s largest dam began early Saturday. Meanwhile, at least 80 people are reported to have been killed in a Yazidi village and many women and children seized by the extremist fighters. CCTV’s correspondent Sean Callebs is in Erbil and gave us the details.

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