Iraqi officials fear Islamic State ‘water war’

A dam in Mosul, Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi officials voiced fears Wednesday that jihadists will use their seizure of a dam in Ramadi to mount fresh attacks on pro-government forces preparing to try to retake the city.

A string of advances last month by the Islamic State group cast doubt on the strategy of the US-led coalition battling the jihadists, but Washington has insisted it is on the right track.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said after the May 17 fall of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, that his men would take it back within days but operations are moving slowly.

IS militants used an unprecedented wave of suicide truck bomb attacks to seize Ramadi in a three-day blitz last month…

Yesterday, the Telegraph reported that ISIS had closed the dam gates. The concern is not for water shortages but how they may exploit this as a military tactic.

  • That’ll be the last of their worries.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Obama doesn’t know jack shit about military strategy.