Peshmerga fighters stand on a vehicle with a Kurdish flag as they guard Mosul Dam in northern Iraq August 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)
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Retreating jihadists set three wells ablaze at a northern Iraq oil field Thursday as they battled Kurdish forces who launched a major attack nearby, officials said.A colonel in the Kurdish peshmerga forces said they had launched a major attack that has seen the jihadists pushed back from several villages in the area of the oil field.Kiki said the strategic position would help the peshmerga retake the Zumar area from jihadists, and that the Kurdish forces are supported by U.S. airstrikes.
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