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Update on Crises in the Middle East


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Peshmerga fighters guard a position on the front line of fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants east of Mosul, Iraq on August 18, 2014.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images
Peshmerga fighters guard a position on the front line of fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants east of Mosul, Iraq on August 18, 2014.

The five-day Gaza ceasefire was extended another 24 hours on Monday. Meanwhile in Iraq, Islamic extremists claim they control the Mosul Dam, which supplies power and water to surrounding areas. But President Obama said on Monday that Iraqi troops and Peshmerga fighters have retaken the dam. We'll discuss the latest news out of the Middle East.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Dan Murphy, staff reporter for the Christian Science Monitor
  • John Daniszewski, vice president and senior managing editor for international news for the Associated Press

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