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One introduced himself as Malik al-Khazmi and proceeded to pitch them to join the Islamic State, Ahmed told me. "The dawla [or state] is coming to Libya," al-Khazmi told them. "Don't you want to be the first? The nucleus?" He answered yes. Around the same time that Ahmed was joining ISIS in Tripoli, ...
Authorities in the resource-rich nation say there has been a heavy toll on oil, electricity and manufacturing infrastructure, as well as basic services such as ... Iraq needs to raise $100 billion to rebuild, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said, after the fight against ISIS and decades of sanctions and war.

Islamic State is running online casinos as the terrorists try to compensate dwindled revenues from oil smuggling after they were driven out of vast areas in Syria and out of Iraq, Vasily Nebenzya, Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, said on Thursday. "They are honing their skills with modern ...
London - Iraqi forces began a military operation against militants who are threatening an oil route between Iraq and Iran, rekindling fears over the security of the country despite Baghdad's announcement of victory against the Islamic State (ISIS). The military operation aims to secure areas between ...
Islamic State (IS) is running online casinos to compensate for financial setbacks driven by battlefield losses, Russia's top diplomat at the United Nations has said. Illicit oil trafficking and extortion have until recently been Islamic State's main sources of revenue. IS "has been forced to adapt" to military defeats ...
The Iraqi forces ambushed the convoy with which the top ISIS terrorist--identified as Abdel-Ghani Zargham 'Abdel-Sama--was traveling through the town of Masada in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh. The oil chief of the Islamic State surrendered after Iraqi security forces surrounded him, according to ...

The government forces managed to recapture the area by September 2016, and in retaliation, ISIL set fire to 20 more oil wells as they retreated. ... Solidified flows of crude oil, spilled when ISIS attacked the Qayarrah oil field, were still pooled across the landscape when Wim Zwijnenburg visited the area in ...
They told "The Washington Post" that the burning of oil wells will leave Impacts on Iraq's environment that "may be unprecedented and permanent, with a toxic legacy that includes wide-scale cattle deaths, fields that no longer yield edible crops and chronic breathing complications in children and the elderly ...
terrorists from the Islamic State have tried to attack the Dhara oilfield, sources from the Libyan National army told local media. ... said the news confirmed some information it had received from LNA sources last November that told of ISIS plans to strike targets in the Oil Crescent--Libya's oil heartland.
Japan was badly burnt by the 2014 kidnapping of two Japanese nationals by ISIS, which came after Prime Minister Shinzō Abe pledged to financially support combat against the militant group. This has led to a characteristically apprehensive attitude towards the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict that, ...
Benghazi, Libya: A Libyan official said militants have bombed a pipeline pumping crude oil to the port of Sidr. Col. Muftah Amgharief, from the security force guarding oil facilities in eastern Libya, said Tuesday's bombing appeared to have been carried out by the Islamic State group, which is active in the ...
As 2017 draws to a close, the mood among leading Pundits on the U.S.-led campaign to dislodge the Islamic State from Iraq and Syria might seem ... As the past months have shown, however, the issue will permit ambiguity no longer, as Baghdad's tanks continue to reoccupy Kurdish oil fields in the wake of ...
ISIL's conquest of Mosul in June 2014 coincided with a precipitous drop in the oil price, which halved to around $50 a barrel, where it continues to hover. The Iraqi government derives almost all its revenue from oil sales. This has left it financially hamstrung throughout the war on the terror group, and unable ...
A burned church of the Immaculate Conception by Islamic State militants in the town of Qaraqosh, south of Mosul, Iraq on Saturday. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters. The damage in Qaraqosh, a town 10 miles (15km) west of Mosul also known as Hamdaniya, was extensive, particularly to the town's ancient ...
Iraq began to rebuild its largest oil refinery this week, jumpstarting an effort to reconstruct the country after a three-year war with the terroristic Islamic State, an announcement from the oil ministry said. The Baiji complex should produce 70,000 barrels of oil per day upon completion, ministry spokesman ...
He says Saudi Arabia wants to expand investment projects in Iraq to include energy, manufacturing and natural resources. The visit comes amid months of improving ties between the two countries. Iraq is looking for regional support as the country struggles to rebuild after ousting the Islamic State group ...

The research includes a survey among Iraqi civilians living in Qayyarah, an oil town near Mosul where oil wells were deliberately set on fire by retreating ISIS fighters. Some of the wells burned for more than eight months. Locals are anxious about their health and well-being after living under the noxious ...
Syria's main Kurdish forces declared Sunday that they have successfully cleared areas east of the Euphrates river of Islamic State militants, with help ... Mahmoud also praised the role tribal leaders played in the fight against ISIS in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province, where tribesmen play an integral role in ...
It was an awkward coalition riven by political and sectarian differences, facing an elusive, fanatical enemy dug into an urban maze of narrow streets and alleyways. So, could Iraq's government really deliver on its vow to vanquish Islamic State? In the end, the army, Shi'ite Muslim paramilitaries and Kurdish ...
Damascus -- It is across an immense desert, between oil fields and Mesopotamian archeological sites overlooking the Euphrates, where Syria's future may be decided. The question, as Damascus makes more and more ground against ISIS and jihadists fighters, is the following: After seven years of a ...
To arrive at a more precise figure, my colleagues and I developed a tool, as reported in a recent paper, that uses satellite imagery to evaluate in real time all 42 of the oil production sites once controlled by ISIS. The results show that production levels were approximately 56,000 barrels per day from July to ...
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, popularly known as ISIS, took over swaths of the two Middle Eastern countries beginning in 2014. They spread quickly through extreme terror tactics and authoritarian rule, quickly controlling cities like Fallujah, Raqqa, Mosul, Tikrit, and beyond. But the abundant oil ...
Using satellite imagery, a team of researchers led by Princeton University and the World Bank analyzed 42 oil production sites controlled by ISIS across Syria and Iraq from 2014 to 2016. They measured the volume of radiant heat produced by …more. Oil production by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...
militants linked to ISIS have been kicked out of a city in The Philippines. ... Kirkuk, in an oil-rich area, lies just outside the autonomous Kurdish ...
The Russians have come a long way since crude oil production ... as I had seen multiple headlines that the "tide had turned" against ISIS.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group ... to retake the oil-rich province of Kirkuk amid an escalating dispute in ...
Raqqa was the first big Syrian city to fall to Islamic State as it ... with those he later executed, in a building near an oil installation near the city.
The Al-'Umar oil fields have been one of the Islamic State's most important revenue streams; its liberation is now one of the Syrian military's ...
A brisk trade in oil and gas has gone on throughout Syria's six-year civil war. Three years ago, ISIL had captured most of Syria's oil-producing ...
ISIS's widely discounted claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas massacre ... and injured at least 500 others -- was a "soldier of the Islamic State" but ... As ISIS forces retreat in Syria and Iraq, they also lose oil reserves, a key ...
In August 2016, the army recaptured the Qayyara oil-producing regions south of Mosul from forces loyal to the Islamic State, cutting access to ...
Baghdad, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants set fire to three oil wells near Hawija, west of the oil city of Kirkuk, one of two areas of Iraq ...
Days before that, the Syrian Army had broken through Islamic State lines and reached an enclave held by the government in Deir al-Zor.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces have cleared a section an oil pipeline stretching to Turkey from booby-traps left behind by Islamic State militants, the Iraqi Ministry of Interior said on Thursday. Interior Ministry spokesperson Saad Maan said "bomb squads from the energy security directorate ...
The dust from the military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) will take weeks if not months to settle, and the .... Two days after the Iraqi military and PMUs walked into Kirkuk, the Iraqi oil minister called on British Petroleum (BP) to help develop Kirkuk fields.
Iraqi Kurdistan is an oil-rich province that encompasses one-third of the country and has emerged as the most secure area in an otherwise ...
In the city of Raqqah, the SDF, supported by coalition aircraft and artillery, killed 63 ISIS fighters and destroyed 3 VBIEDs as well as further ...
Days before that, the Syrian Army had broken through Islamic State lines and reached an enclave held by the government in Deir al-Zor.
But last week, as the Syrian regime broke an ISIS siege on Deir ez-Zor ... come closer to the oil fields that make up much of Syria's oil reserves.
... storage area belonging to Islamic State militants in southwest Kirkuk, ... by the Islamic State militants as a raw oil market and reservoir which ...
Iraq after ISIL: An Analysis of Local, Hybrid, and Sub-State Security Forces ... However, when the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ... tighten control over oil resources and Kirkuk city in this most coveted part ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - An influential Shiite leader has criticized the Kurdistan Region's upcoming independence referendum while praising ...
Syria's Army and its allies have advanced towards ISIL-held Deir Az Zor city after capturing the al-Kharata oil field, a war monitor said on Sunday. ... against ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as ISIS) ...
With the rise of ISIS in 2014, the Treasury Department believes ... for selling crude oil that ISIS extracted from oil fields in Iraq and Syria. As of early 2017, Mansur was an ISIS finance emir for Mosul who had moved to Turkey.".
Southwest Asia, Sept. 4, 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 31 strikes ...
Southwest Asia, Sept. 1, 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 30 strikes ...
16-min video: Syrian Army transforms oil-rich desert into ISIS death trap ... expelling the Islamic State from villages and oil fields in the region.
Iraqi military forces on Tuesday retook two villages and an oil refinery on ... Tal Afar, some 50 miles west of Mosul, from Islamic State militants.
A young Iraqi boy plays near the site of one of the oil fires. ... that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) ... Qayyara had been a strategic stronghold for ISIL where oil was a crucial source of income.


 

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