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Iraq Threatened by Shortages, Potential Dam Collapse

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Iraq, BAGHDAD

- Iraqis fighting for survival amid an insurgency, sectarian death squads, and scarcities of electricity, water and other essentials, now face a new peril: The Mosul Dam across the Tigris River in the north of the country is in danger of collapsing and unleashing 8 billion cubic meters of water from the country's largest reservoir.