IRAQ

 

Iraqi Oil Output Falls As Battle Against ISIS Intensifies

 

Iraq’s southern oil production facilities and ports have been untouched by fighting further north, yet August oil production and exports fell. Continued infrastructure challenges have come into sharper focus even as new oil comes online.

 

In the north, fighting between the Iraqi army, backed by Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Shia militia groups with support from US air power, has pushed back...