BAGHDAD Feb 9 Five oil wells are still burning
out of 25 that Islamic State set on fire in Qayyara, south of
Mosul, an oil ministry statement said on Thursday.
State-run North Oil Company crews are working to control the
fires torched by the hardline militants to slow down the advance
of U.S.-backed Iraqi forces toward Mosul, their last major city
stronghold in Iraq.
The oil field was one of the main sources of revenue for the
group that declared in 2014 a self-styled ''caliphate'' in parts
of Syria and Iraq.
(Reporting by Saif Hameed; Editing by Greg Mahlich)