Backed by U.S. special operations advisors and coalition air power, Iraqi forces enter a new phase of intense urban combat.
At a checkpoint outside one of Iraq's largest refineries, canine units catch suspected IS operatives driving a tanker truck.
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The most strategically important energy firm in Kurdistan, KAR manages the majority of the region's production and refining capacity, and its export pipeline.
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