Qayyarah oil wells

Burning oil wells and pipelines in Qayyarah – photographed in December 2016.
ISIS set these oil wells on fire in August 2016 to protect themselves from US Airstrickes and in order to destroy as much as they can, before they lost one of they main sources of income: selling oil on the black market.
The last few oil wells and pipelines continue burning in often unreachable and unsafe terrain, because mines are hidden all over the place. The sun is most lickely not visible at any given day.