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Kirkuk oil facilities damaged in IS battle

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A pipeline to the Baiji refinery was ablaze amidst a barrage of artillery fired by militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS) as they battled coalition forces in contested areas southwest of Kirkuk. IS militants launched their attacks late Tuesday and into Wednesday, battling Kurdish Peshmerga forces and facing air strikes by coalition planes. In the morning raid, IS militants took control of the Tel al-Warid and Maktab Khaled villages, 20 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk city

One Comment on "Kirkuk oil facilities damaged in IS battle"

  1. bobinget on Thu, 27th Nov 2014 11:11 am 

    This refinery supplied 40% of Baghdad’s fuels.

    This so called ‘Proxy Cold War’ between KSA, Iran and Russia over Syria just became hotter.

    Watch for cyber attacks on Saudi crude delivery choke point infrastructure.

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