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President Obama said Monday the United States is seeing progress in the Iraq military operation, citing the re-capture of the nation's largest dam near Mosul.
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00:02 First our military operations are effectively protecting our personnel and
00:06 facilities in Iraq. Over the last eleven days American airstrikes have
00:12 stopped the -- events around the city of mobile and push
00:15 back the terrorists. Meanwhile we have urgently provide additional arms and
00:20 assistance to Iraqi forces. Including Kurdish and Iraqi Security Forces were
00:25 fighting on the front lines. Today with our support. Iraqi and
00:31 Kurdish forces took a major step forward by recapturing the largest
00:34 -- in Iraq near the city of Mosul. Most of that
00:38 -- fell under terrorist control earlier this month and is directly
00:41 tied to our objective of protecting Americans in Iraq. Second we're
00:47 building an international coalition to address the humanitarian crisis in Northern
00:51 Iraq. Even as we've worked to help many thousands these CDs
00:57 escape procedures bouncing jar. Hundreds of thousands of rockets have been
01:01 displaced by Parcells miles and many more are still at risk.
01:06 -- We will continue to pursue a long term strategy to
01:09 turn the tide against sisal. By supporting the new Iraqi Government
01:13 and working with key partners in the region and beyond.