Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped a total of nineteen tankers carrying 13.7 million barrels of crude oil since May via a pipeline to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, a Turkish energy official told Reuters.
American-led and Arab-backed air strikes carrying the fight against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria have dragged Washington into a new Middle East war - exactly the kind of conflict Barack Obama spent his presidency trying to avoid.
French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq yesterday (September 25), and the United States hit them in Syria, as a US-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.
Iraq has received ‘credible’ intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to launch attacks on subway systems in Paris and the US, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said.
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French fighter jets struck targets in Iraq on Thursday, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said.
"There were strikes in Iraq this morning," Le Foll said without giving any further details.
The strikes w
A Bahraini teenager suspected of fighting alongside an extremist group has been killed in Iraq amidst US military air strikes.
Fourteen-year-old Ibrahim Al Awadhi has been missing since July when he left for pilgrimage to Saudi Ar
Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals on the Gulf, far from the fighting in its north, have increased so far this month as bad weather and logistical delays subsided, approaching a record high reached in May.
Oil production at southern Iraq's West Qurna-1 field is running at a rate of 360,000 barrels per day (bpd) due to problems with low levels of water injection to boost production, the head of the joint management committee said.
French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.