From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Millions of dollars worth of US made equipment has been reduced to wreckage in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk after a rebel led advance on the city.
Sunni rebels captured Kirkuk's largest military base and a swath of northern areas from the army, with a speed that shocked the government and the international community.
As they fled the violence, Iraqi troops left behind information and equipment that could be used by rebel fighters.
Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Kirkuk's K1 military base: