Iraqi forces gear up to take on Islamic State in decisive battle for Mosul

Thick, black plumes of smoke carry for miles over northern Iraq, blotting out the afternoon sun and making it feel like night.

Huge blazes have been burning uncontrollably for more than two months near the town of Qayyarah, after retreating Islamic State fighters set fire to its oil fields to provide a cover from air strikes.

  • infedel

    Either nuke islam or pull out–why fight their wars for them (oil and Geo-politics are not enough of a reason for these savages and their anti-West culture of supremacy)—islam has been waging wars for1400 years…stop all aide, training, and migration …contain islam and keep islam out of the West.

    • They should be isolated. We don’t need their oil, nor their Islam.