KIRKUK - The autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) appears to be appropriating another oil field formerly controlled by Iraq's federal government – part of a controversial drive to expand control over the country's disputed territories.
The KRG has been lifting crude from the Ain Zalah field, in northwestern Ninewa province, at a rate of roughly 2,000 barrels per day (bpd), according to a worker at the field.
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