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An employee works at strengthening the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River, around 50 kilometres north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, on February 1, 2016.
The United States is monitoring Iraq's largest dam for signs of further deterioration that could point to an impending catastrophic collapse, US army officers said on January 28, 2016.
The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group seized the Mosul Dam briefly in 2014, leading to a lapse in maintenance that weakened an already flawed structure, and Baghdad is seeking a company to make repairs. / AFP / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
An employee works at strengthening the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River, around 50 kilometres north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, on February 1, 2016.
The United States is monitoring Iraq's largest dam for signs of further deterioration that could point to an impending catastrophic collapse, US army officers said on January 28, 2016.
The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group seized the Mosul Dam briefly in 2014, leading to a lapse in maintenance that weakened an already flawed structure, and Baghdad is seeking a company to make repairs. / AFP / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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