Iraqi forces capture Akkas gas field from Islamic State - minister

 02 Nov 2017 - 16:49

Iraqi forces capture Akkas gas field from Islamic State - minister
(File Photo) An Iraqi army vehicle secures the Akkas gas field in the western desert of Iraq October 19, 2010. (ALI AL-MASHHADANI/Reuters)

Reuters

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces captured on Thursday the Akkas gas field from Islamic State, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi told reporters in Baghdad.

Iraqi forces launched last month an offensive to oust the militant group from the last area still under its control in Iraq, on the border with Syria, where the field is located. The field hasn't entered production yet.