What We Found at Iraq's Most Dangerous Dam

ABC News' Terry Moran heads to the aging structure that was retaken from ISIS.
2:06 | 08/18/14

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At the Kurdish command post near the Mosul -- general -- -- -- surveyed the battlefield with us the dam is out there that's for damn that -- ground out there for three days general Korean troops have been fighting to retake the -- from crisis fighters who seized August 7. And the damn. He's now in your -- An industry today. It's a crucial objective US officials worry crisis could blow the -- Sending a catastrophic flood across much of Iraq most of them are taking it. Or down if you expect -- in his office the general showed us his maps of the battle and then he took us full. So we are heading to the front lines right now with a small unit of Kurdish soldiers this was the battleground over the past -- days the dam and a few miles away. The leader of battle still fresh on the ground so this was the ice his front line write him at yesterday's -- -- -- it was. This was an ice this vehicle destroyed in an air strike the day before yesterday one of those airstrikes which helped Kurdish forces. -- the vicious fighters away from villages back your way from the roads. Away from the Mosul day. The place. Is eerily quiet in the hazy distance we see the airstrikes continue. This was the battlefield for control of the Mosul dam which is just a few miles to the west of us. And here you can see what ice is left behind. Buried along the road at a distance of maybe 1015 yards. I ED's homemade explosives that were set off via cell -- from a nearby village when a convoy went by the Kurdish soldiers have dug them up. But they did lose a couple of soldiers in one of those explosions and on the side of the road to homemade explosive powder -- filled those -- So yeah. You removed this explosive from the buried IED. Battle worn. But the ice is tied it -- far from being turned Terry Moran ABC news near the Mosul dam and the streak that Iraq.

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