National Security

Iraqi men move a boat that was stuck on the banks of the Euphrates river in Twairij, roughly 20 kilometers east of Karbala, due to a decline in the water level after supplies were blocked by anti-government fighters who control access to the Fallujah dam further upstream in conflict-hit Anbar province on April 8, 2014. (MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)

Dam takeover highlights worsening Anbar violence

As militants seize control of a dam in Fallujah, the government is planning for April 30 elections in which worsening security problems will not allow many Anbar residents to vote.