U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria dismissed ISIS claims that the country’s largest dam was at imminent risk of collapse.
The dam is located on the Euphrates about 25 miles upstream from ISIS’ stronghold of Raqqa.
The Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a U.S.-led international coalition, has been battling to capture the facility since Friday.
ISIS said in messages carried on its social media channels that the dam’s operations had been put out of service and that all flood gates were closed. It said the dam was at risk of collapse as a result of airstrikes and increased water levels.
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