Firefighters Put Out Long-Burning Blaze at Qayyarah Oil Field

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20171 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Firefighters put out a long-burning fire at the Qayyarah oil fields, south of Mosul, on Saturday, December 3.

The city is in Iraq’s Nineveh province, once controlled by Islamic State, who booby-trapped the area on their way out. Improvised explosive devices and bombs were planted by the militant group in the vicinity of the well and the roads leading to it, a spokesman for Iraq’s Ministry of Oil told <a href="" target="_blank">Hamrin News</a>.

These videos show various views of oil well 39, where fires were put out on Saturday.

At least six of nine burning oil wells at the Qayyarah site had been put out as of September, Kurdish news agency <a href="" target="_blank">Rudaw</a> reported, quoting Iraqi officials.

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