Middle East ISIS sets fire to oil wells near Tikrit, witness says

Before the Islamic State took over the field in June, it produced 25,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

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Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said.