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Islamic State Torches Oil Wells in Northern Iraq

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Islamic State militants set fire to three oil wells near Hawija, west of the oil city of Kirkuk, one of two areas of Iraq still under their control, military and oil officials said on Monday.

Iraqi security forces were using bulldozers to control the fires started by the militants in the early hours of Saturday to slow the advance of U.S.-backed Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militia groups toward Hawija town, military officials said.

The Allas oilfield, 35 km (20 miles) south of Hawija,...

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