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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)
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    The Islamic State militant group has lost control of three large oil fields in Iraq that helped the group finance their operations, German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday citing the German Federal Intelligence Service.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the newspaper, the ISIL currently controls only the Qayara oil field outside Mosul.

    The oil field has the output capacity of 2,000 barrels per day, which amounts to around 5 percent of the total oil production, previously available to the ISIL, according to Suddeutsche Zeitung.

    The daily also said that satellite images, obtained by the German Intelligence Service, showed that the militants had set fire to two oil fields near Tikrit.

    Last week, the Iraqi security forces liberated Tikrit that had been under the ISIL control since June 2014.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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