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Oil Fires Blaze in Iraq's Mosul District

Oil fire smoke billows across Iraq’s Mosul District in this dramatic imagery from UrtheCast’s Deimos-2 satellite, captured yesterday, Oct. 18.

The smoke covers part of the city Qayyarah, about 35 miles south of the city of Mosul, along the West Bank of the Tigris River. Mosul is the last stronghold of the extremist group ISIS in Iraq — and it’s here in Qayyarah where people flee to from Mosul, and where military forces are staged.

Also visible is a destroyed bridge that once crossed the Tigris River.

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