BEIRUT, March 29 Spillways at the Tabqa
Euphrates dam are functioning normally after engineers carried
out repairs, a media official with the U.S.-backed Syrian
Democratic Forces militia, which is trying to capture the dam
from Islamic State, said on Wednesday.
Islamic State warned on Sunday that the dam was at risk of
collapse because it had been damaged by air strikes, and on
Monday the SDF paused its assault, which was staged from the
northern bank of the Euphrates where the spillways are located.
The SDF and the U.S.-led coalition have said the dam is not
(Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Catherine Evans)