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Isis seeks manager for ailing oil plant

THE LEVANT – For one daring and zealous oilman, the jihadists of Islamic State are offering the job opportunity of a lifetime. After a string of fatal accidents at Iraqi oilfields seized by Isis in June, the Islamists are seeking a manager to run their refineries and arrest the slump …

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The UN Strikes Back at ISIL’s Black Economy

THE LEVANT – By Luay Al Khatheeb – The United Nation Security Council dramatically escalated the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Al Nusra Front (JNF) and other Al Qaeda splinter groups by passing UN Resolution 2170 in August 2014, thereby expanding the range of retaliatory measures (short …

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Turkey trades northern Iraq’s oil

THE LEVANT – A seventh tanker filled with northern Iraqi oil has departed from the southeastern Turkish port of Ceyhan, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz announced on Monday. This brings the number of barrels of oil transferred via pipelines from Iraq to Turkey to 7.8 million. Relations between Irbil and Baghdad …

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