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The Mosul reservoir on The Tigris river, Iraq. It was occupied by IS (ISIL/ Daesh) in August 2014, causing a lot of concern since it gave them control of both power supply and the flow of water (needed for irrigation etc). Theoretically they could also blow up the dam and flood Mosul city. It didn´t happen.