Islamic State militants targeting wells in the Ajil oilfield
A witness and military source said Islamic State fighters ignited oil wells in the Ajil oil field northeast of the city of Tikrit. The fires were started in the hopes that they would shield the ISIS fighters from attack by Iraqi military helicopters, reports Reuters.

Shi’ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers have mounted their largest offensive yet in an effort to push ISIS out of Tikrit and surrounding towns.. The witness who was accompanying the Iraqi militia and soldiers said blac...

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