Islamic State seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing

Islamic State insurgents seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, security and oil officials said on Saturday.

Two officials from the state-run North Oil Co confirmed the militants seized a crude oil separation unit in Khabbaz and said 15 oil workers were missing after the company lost contact with them.

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  • Gary

    Ah yes, 15 people went missing .
    They were sent to the Islamic State Officer of Alterations.
    This Department uses the quranic examples from muhamad and alters LIve- People into Dead-People .

  • David Murrell

    I mean what oil company in their right mind would be operating close to territories occupied by the Nazi-like Islamic State? I mean really?

    And a few weeks ago some large international oil company (whose name escapes me) announced a $1-billion-plus oil project in Iraq. How stupid can one be? And btw, this captured oil facility — over and above the 15 doomed men – will be used to raise more money for the Islamic Nazi-taste. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    • Frau Katze

      It was likely there before Islamic State, who are now in the mood for revenge (especially against Kurds) after losing Kobani.

    • Frau Katze

      There are a lot of small operators in the Kurdish north. Because of disputes with Baghdad, the larger outfits tended to stay away.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Burn it.

  • winniec

    Lots of snipers, lots of sniffer dogs, lots of drones, lots of black propaganda, lots of containment = victory.