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  1. Dec 2016
    1. Behind it, a reservoir eight miles long holds eleven billion cubic metres of water

      According to Engineering News-Record, its actually 12.5 billion cubic meters, but that may have been before the maximum water level was reduced to remove stress: http://web.archive.org/web/20030808092931/http://enr.construction.com/news/front2003/archives/030505.asp

    2. extending nearly two miles from embankment to embankment.
    3. twenty-five miles north of Mosul
    4. Two months earlier, ISIS had captured Mosul, a city of nearly two million people, as part of a ruthless campaign to build a new caliphate in the Middle East.

      Mosul was captured by ISIS forces by June 10th, 2014. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Mosul