Iraqi Kurdish Forces Retake Oil Field After Islamic State Attack

  • Militants cause oil output of 175,000 barrels a day to halt
  • Fires still burning at two tanks in Bai Hassan oil facility

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq regained control of an oil field near Kirkuk, after Islamic State militants overran the facility, setting fire to two storage tanks and causing crude production of 175,000 barrels a day to be halted.

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