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Islamic State Loses Grasp on Last Oil Wells in Iraq

Islamic State militants no longer control any oil wells in Iraq after being ousted by government forces last week from an area near Kirkuk, the oil ministry said Wednesday. IS was driven out of Shirqat last Thursday by U.S-backed Iraqi forces. Last month, it lost the Qayyara oil field, south of Mosul, to government forces thrusting northward in an offensive to retake the largest city under IS control. Deprived of oil income, IS will have to find other financing means such as increasing...

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