The modern Takfiri terrorism which stormed the Middle East in 2011 has taken several forms, including slaughtering, decapitating, drowning and blazing the oil wells.
A field report posted by CNN website displayed the atrocious crime of ISIL represented by burning the oil wells in Iraq’s al-Qayyarah, exposing its serious long-term effects on the civilians and the ecological system.
It is worth noting that the Iraqi army and Mobilization Forces liberated al-Qayyarah from ISIL terrorists in late August, 2016, which led the takfiri group to avenge their defeat by strike the main source of energy in the town.
CNN report says that menacing black smoke hangs over the town of al-Qayyarah.
“The air here is poison. Children with blackened hands and soot-stained faces play beneath the toxic plumes. The early afternoon sun is so eclipsed by the haze that day seems like endless twilight. The dark filth coating the landscape and choking residents’ lungs comes from oil wells sabotaged and set alight by ISIL in August.”
“Now there are 19 burning wells, three of which have been sealed. Turning them all off is expected to take months and cost millions of dollars in lost oil revenue. Families live beneath the towering columns of smoke and it is unclear how this toxic legacy left by ISIL will affect their health.”
The report that it is a colossal challenge, clarifying “Firefighters, engineers, and oil workers must battle unimaginable conditions to contain these fires and extinguish the blazing oil wells.”
“So far 120 IEDs, or improvised explosive devices, have been located around the burning wells. Officials say they expect to find dozens more. Despite the dangers, the small teams of men working to put out the poisonous fires remain resolute.”
The report concludes by stressing that al-Qayyarah hospitals are daily admitting tens of patients complaining of breathing problems, adding that everything in the town is balck.