U.S.-backed alliance pushes toward Islamic State-held dam in northern Syria




 
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U.S.-backed alliance pushes toward Islamic State-held dam in northern Syria
 
December 25th, 2015  
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U.S.-backed alliance pushes toward Islamic State-held dam in northern Syria
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab rebel groups advanced toward a dam in northern Syria held by Islamic State fighters on Thursday, in an assault aimed at capturing the militants' stronghold of Raqqa, rebels and a monitor said. Further south of the dam that still supplies power to large areas in northern Syria is the even larger Baath Dam. Its power plant, under militant control, feeds much of the territory under Islamic State and is 22 km (15 miles) upstream from Raqqa.




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