Fuel costs spike in Mosul after coalition strikes on IS oil hub

An oil tanker on the Syria-Iraq border moments before it's bombed by U.S. airstrikes on Nov. 16, 2015, as seen from this still from a video released by the Pentagon. (Source: Operation Inherent Resolve press office)
Prices of basic fuels have risen by up to 80 percent and quality has plummeted after a June 6 airstrike crippled IS’s import network of road tankers. US officials say the "best" third of the IS oil sector has now been destroyed.
  • The remnants of a truck bomb, claimed by IS, shortly after exploding on the Tuz-Kirkuk highway on June 18, 2016. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

    IS targets Tuz again, exposing deep-rooted divisions

    A coordinated and well-planned IS offensive that killed the Tuz Khurmatu police chief shook the relatively secure frontline town, setting off alleged extrajudicial killings of prisoners nearby and a violent end to a tentative ceasefire between Kurdish and Turkomen forces.

  • Wells at the Alas field in Salahuddin province set on fire by the Islamic State group, seen from the nearby town of Tal Kussaybah, Nov. 12, 2015. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

    IS oil smugglers continue stealing from Alas field

    Despite losing territory and facing crippling air strikes, militants still control some wellheads in Salahaddin province and are sneaking crude to Mosul, and on to Syria.

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    Iraqi Army regains momentum towards Mosul

    After weeks of stagnation, new reinforcements and intensified air strikes help the Iraqi Army liberate Nasir village and gain the initiative on the Ninewa front.


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The Iraqi Council of Ministers meeting in Baghdad on June 21, 2016.  (Source: Iraqi Cabinet Media Office)

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