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Satellites Show Hundreds of Makeshift Islamic State Oil Refineries in Iraq

Satellite images show that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has constructed hundreds of makeshift refineries in Iraq to offset the losses from U.S.-led airstrikes against the oil infrastructure that fuels and funds the jihadist group to the tune of tens of millions of dollars per month.


NYT: Arab Allies Vanish from Anti-ISIS Air War

Arab allies have largely abandoned the U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria as America gets ready to escalate airstrikes against the jihadist group, reports The New York Times (NYT).

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Report: ISIS Claims to Have Taken Kurdish Peshmerga Fighter Hostage

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed several Kurdish Peshmerga troops and took one hostage amid deadly clashes between the two groups near the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk, social media accounts linked to the jihadist group claimed, according to Rudaw

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Iraqi Government: US Airstrike Kills ISIS Governor of Mosul

While the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) has made major inroads in the city of Ramadi and territories increasingly close to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Kurdish forces backed by American airstrikes have reported major progress in the north of the country, with the Iraqi government reporting that an American airstrike has killed the ISIS governor of Mosul.