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Inside the black heart of IS’s oil sector

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At the peak of its hold on Iraq, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group transformed a barren expanse of desert, about four miles south of Mosul, into the black heart of its oil industry.The low-slung hills of Khafsah are now a wasted landscape of mangled metal and explosive ordnance. But until recently this was the site of about 600 primitive oil refineries, which generated millions of dollars’ worth of fuel and revenue that powered the IS group’s murderous operations.Iraq…

2 Comments on "Inside the black heart of IS’s oil sector"

  1. BobInget on Thu, 2nd Mar 2017 12:21 pm 

    If Allies were not reluctant to destroy ISIS captured oil fields the Syrian war would have ended years ago.

  2. Anonymous on Thu, 2nd Mar 2017 1:15 pm 

    LoL, of course they are ‘reluctant’ moron, the USlamic state WORKS for your so-called ‘allies’. They worked for washingdum and tel Aviv even back when we called them al-qaeda.

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