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Daesh shuts down Ramadi Dam in Iraq

Growing fears civilians may be forced to leave homes after Daesh cuts off water flow to army-controlled areas east of Ramadi

02.06.2015
Daesh shuts down Ramadi Dam in Iraq

ANBAR, Iraq

 Daesh shut down Ramadi Dam on Tuesday and cut water flow to areas controlled by the Iraqi security forces east of the city in Anbar province, a senior military official said.

Brigadier General Aziz Khalaf al-Tarmouz, an Anbar security advisor, told Anadolu Agency that Daesh seized control of Ramadi Dam, on the Euphrates River north of the city.

“Daesh cut water flow to al-Khalediya district and al-Habbaniya area, which are under the control of security forces and tribal fighters,” al-Tarmouz said.

The security advisor said the incident may cause a wave of civilian displacement from the area.

On May 17, Daesh took control of Ramadi after overrunning government forces. 

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