IS “Controls Just One Oil Field in Iraq”

By John Lee.

The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports that the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) now has control of just one functioning oil field in Iraq, the Qayara field south of Mosul in Nineveh Province.

As a result, oil production in areas under its control is now estimated at 2,000 bpd, just 5 percent of their production peak.

IS reportedly torched the fields of Hamrin and Ajil fields as they retreated from Tikrit last week.

(Source: Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

(Oil image via Shutterstock)

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