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Iraqi army controls northern oil fields

Tuesday 17/October/2017 - 02:10 PM
Sada El Balad
Rehab Sayed

Iraqi army officers confirmed Tuesday that "Iraqi forces controlled all the fields run by the state oil company" North Oil ".

Security sources confirmed in statements to various media outlets that the Iraqi forces took control of the fields of Bai Hassan and Afana oil north-west of Kirkuk، after the withdrawal of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from the region.

The advance of Iraqi government forces comes in the oil-rich Dibas region، where the two fields are parts of an operation ordered by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to regain control of disputed areas between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the central authorities in Baghdad.

tension escalated between Baghdad and Erbil after a meeting of Kurdish leaders in Sulaymaniyah Sunday، the Iraqi army announced in a statement on Monday، its control of the Kirkuk military airport، as well as the largest military base in the province، as well as the seizure of a number of oil fields to the north; 
Kirkuk province Iraqi forces announced that federal government facilities in the province have become under the control of the Baghdad government.

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