Serious fuel shortages in cities of Iraqi Kurdistan

As temperatures began plummeting in mountainous Kurdistan, the Iraqi government which now controls most of Kirkuk’s oilfields since the Peshmerga’s defeat last month, has still not supplied the 30 million liters of fuel promised to the KRG for winter heating and cars. The former semiautonomous Kurdish republic is also broke, after transferring its last $80 million to foreign oil companies. Irbil is paying a high price for its defeat. Only a month ago, the KRG was comfortably self-sufficient in energy.

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4 thoughts on “Serious fuel shortages in cities of Iraqi Kurdistan

  • Nov 14, 2017 @ 14:07 at 14:07

    Looks like another war on the horizon.

  • Nov 14, 2017 @ 16:12 at 16:12

    I question if the Peshmerga were defeated or were stretched out fighting ISIS for the US and badly needed to step back and organize their forces properly before handling Iraqi forces. Obviously, fighting Iraq is not what the Kurds want to do but if their forces have adequate anti-aircraft missiles I cannot see them being afraid of a fight with Iraqi forces.

  • Nov 15, 2017 @ 0:26 at 0:26

    Another betrayal of foreign allies by a flagging US presence.
    Trumps a puppet, and the side shows he keeps tweeting out to distract the hoi paloi have worked a treat.
    Meanwhile, Putin and his Zero Sum Game attitude to world order is making great strides.

    I dont see how Israel could possibly help the Kurds, but they’re ####ed. A landlocked people, surrounded by muslim countries…. What chance did they ever have?


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