The Islamic State militants have torched oil fields in the Giara sub-district, southeast of Mosul in northern Iraq.
BasNews has learned that the insurgents set fire to 3 oil fields in the sub-district of Nineveh Province yesterday 20th April.
Local agencies claimed that the militants started the blaze as they are concerned about Peshmerga forces intentions to attack the area.
The oil fields are only few kilometres away from the Peshmerga frontline.
Giara sub-district is located to the west of the Gwer frontline which is held by Peshmerga forces, and south east of Mosul, the IS stronghold in Iraq.
IS militants regularly set fire to oil fields in areas they control.
The insurgents attempt to cover their movements with the black smoke from the burning oil fields, to stay out of sight of international coalition jets.