Peshmerga and Iraqi forces retake strategic facility with US air support. The dam provides power to northern Iraq. Islamic State militias claim to have repelled the attack. Some reports say fighting in the area continues. Germany opposes an independent Kurdish state. Patriarch Mar Sako and Card Filoni meet refugees.
IRAQ - As Iraqi forces retake Mosul dam, a claim Islamists deny, Chaldean Church makes an appeal for the displaced [AN]
There is a question here posed in saying Germany doesn’t want an Independent Kurdish State. Turkey likely doesn’t want an independent Kurdish state. Germany has lots of Turks I understand, so we will watch this. There may be historic significance here as well.