IS militants leave behind dozens of dead civilians, a trashed refinery complex, and a town choked by oil fires.
One week into his tenure, Jabbar Allibi has scrapped an austerity policy and notified oil companies they should draw up plans for increased crude production and gas capture.
The newly confirmed minister is seeking a "quiet" environment for improving relationships with both international oil companies and the Kurdistan government.
The deputy minister for gas affairs discusses Iraq's rising LPG and condensates exports, as well as the future of major projects currently stalled by security problems.
The commander of a Sunni tribal fighting force discusses the grinding campaign to drive IS out of villages between Makhmour and Mosul.
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