ISIS attacked a natural gas plant in Tajj, Iraq on May 15, 2016, resulting in 11 dead and 21 wounded. ISIS detonated a car bomb at the entrance of the city which allowed six armed ISIS fighters wearing explosive devices to occupy the gas plant. It is unclear at this time if they detonated their suicide belts to blow up the tanks or if gun fire ignited the gas. Baghdad Operations Command reported that the facility is now back under control of their security forces,

“Lieutenant General Abdul Amir al-Shammari, a commander for Baghdad Operations Command, told Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television network that security forces are now in control of the gas factory, and civil defense teams are trying to put out the intense blaze.”


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