• This Oct. 31, 2007 file photo, shows a general view of the dam in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. An Italian engineering firm is set to ink a contract with the Iraqi government to begin shoring up the country’s rickety Mosul dam. But engineering experts warn the rehabilitation plans are nowhere near a solution and that the key piece of Iraqi infrastructure is beyond repair. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed, File)

    US Army study: Iraq’s Mosul dam at ‘higher risk’ of failure

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers.