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.
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.
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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On the sidelines of an OPEC meeting, Nema talks about the steps Iraq is taking to overcome challenges and hit ambitious production targets.
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