U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Ramos, 821st Contingency Response Group airfield manager, prepares for an arriving C-130 while oil field fires rage on along the easter horizon at Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, Nov. 14, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

Iraqi Forces Repel Third ISIS Attack in 2019 on Oilfields in Salahuddin

Iraqi security forces announced late Sunday evening that they had foiled an attack carried out by the Islamic State on oilfields in Salahuddin.

It was the latest attack by the jihadist group’s remnants targeting the strategic oilfield of Olas, located some 195 kilometers north of Iraq’s capital.

The militants launched two separate attacks on the same site in May, which were also repulsed by security forces.

Read more at Kurdistan 24

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