On a calm day in early spring, a member of the Iraqi voluntary forces, known as the Popular Mobilization Units or Hashid al-Shaabi told an oil and gas complex in northern Iraq that has been recently retaken from the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.
Once a major center for reserving oil and gas, a devastated complex near Ain al-Baidha village in al-Shirqat district is the only thing that has remained after Daesh (ISIL) militants fled the area in northern Iraq.
A Hashid al-Shaabi member told into different parts of the complex, located south of Iraq’s northern city of Mosul.
Daesh had turned the complex into a headquarters before the Iraqi fighters booted them out of the area in an attack in March, he explained.
According to the Hashid al-Shaabi member, the Takfiri terrorists had destroyed the oil tanks to detach their 12-millimeter-thick iron walls for making explosive-laden vehicles.
Daesh is not only an enemy of humanity, Shiites, Sunnis and Izadis, but also an enemy of the environment, infrastructures, and everything, he added.