This is coolbert:
From just the other day. ISIL having resumed the offensive.
NOT EVEN the Kurds can stop these guys. ISIL seems to walk on water!!
"Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam, oilfield in victory over Kurds"
"Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday [3 August] after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June."
"Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of barely 24 hours could give the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities or withhold water from farms"
See the Daniel Pipes blog entry on the dams of Iraq and the significance thereof.