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ISIS is only the #2 Danger for Iraqis in Mosul and Baghdad

In February of 2016 the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a blunt warning to its diplomats.  It said, “Mosul Dam faces a serious and unprecedented risk of catastrophic failure with little warning,”  Failure of the dam would flood Mosul in some areas to 60 feet.  The water would continue down river and reach Baghdad in four days.  The embassy told ...

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