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ISIL loses last oilfields in Iraq

The "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) no longer controls any oilfields in Iraq after being ousted by Iraq forces from an area near Kirkuk, a senior official with the Oil Ministry said Wednesday (September 28th).

"Iraqi forces have liberated all oilfields from ISIL," ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said in a televised statement.

They "retook the last oil wells in al-Qayyara after defeating the terrorist organisation there", he added.

This victory is a "major achievement" in Iraq's war against terror, Jihad said, adding that "ISIL can no longer extract oil or sell it from Iraq".

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