Posts made in January, 2015

Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing

By on Jan 31, 2015 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Islamic State insurgents on Saturday seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, and explosions in and around the capital Baghdad killed at least nine people. Two officials from the state-run North Oil Co confirmed the militants seized a crude oil separation unit in Khabbaz and...

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Deadline sunset, as Jordan ready to swap IS militant for pilot

By on Jan 29, 2015 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al Qaeda. The audio was released as Jordan had offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force...

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