Reuters reported that both ExxonMobil Corporation (ticker: XOM) and Chevron Corporation (ticker: CVX) evacuated their staffs from Iraqi Kurdistan this morning. The employees of the oil giants join several thousand civilians attempting to escape violent Islamic State terrorists, also known as ISIS, who are now within a 30 minute drive of Abril, the Kurdish regional capitol.

On June 13, Rupert Coleville, spokesman for the U.N. rights chief, said that “The full extent of civilian casualties is not yet known, but reports received by UNAMI, the U.N...


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