Key energy facilities under ISIS control

As their massive offensive continues, insurgents now control the Baiji refinery and several oil fields, which could be used to support further operations.
A soldier stands guard over the Baiji refinery. (AYMAN OGHANNA/Iraq Oil Report)

KIRKUK - The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has seized several parts of Iraq's northern energy sector in what could be an attempt to hijack a portion of Iraq's oil revenue stream.

The Baiji refinery, Iraq's largest, is now under the control of local tribes aligned with ISIS, according to refinery workers, two senior North Oil Company (NOC) officials, and a senior Interior Ministry official. Militants have caused no damage and instructed workers to keep the facility online.

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