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ISIL Mounts Major Offensive

By Patrick M Schmidt. Over the weekend, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS) mounted a major offensive near the city of Mosul. The offensive marked a number of defeats for Kurdish security forces who have mostly been noted for their successes in battling the insurgents. Both Iraqi and Kurdish sources agree […]

Iraqi Oil Pipeline to Syria Blown Up

Aswat al-Iraq reports that an Iraqi oil pipeline, carrying crude oil to Syria, was blown up northwest of Mosul on Sunday, stopping oil exports to Syria Ninewa police source said “a group of armed men have blown an oil pipeline carrying crude oil from northwestern Mosul’s Ain-Zalah refinery to Syria”, adding that the explosion took […]