By John Lee.
Militants have reportedly closed the Euphrates River dam they control in Iraq, cutting off a major source of water for central and southern Iraq.
AFP reports that militants had previously cut the flow of water through the dam near the city of Fallujah several weeks ago, but reopened it when water accumulated and caused the area to flood.
The US embassy issued a statement Monday condemning "ongoing terrorist acts" by powerful jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and the dam closure in particular.
(Terrorism image via Shutterstock)