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Aug 16, 2014 9:54 PM by Associated Press

Residents: Airstrikes near militant-held Iraq dam

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Residents living near Iraq's Mosul dam, held by the Islamic State group, say the area is being targeting in airstrikes.

The residents say the airstrikes hit Saturday afternoon.

They spoke on condition of anonymity out of fears for their safety.

The Islamic State group seized the dam on the Tigris River on Aug. 7 as part of their offensive that's seized large swaths of Iraq.

The residents near the dam say the airstrikes killed militants, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

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