Fuel shortages in Iraqi Kurdistan to last at least another week

Fuel shortages in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region will last for at least another week, government officials said on Sunday, as sweeping advances by Sunni Muslim militants further south put a heavy strain on supply lines.


An influx of displaced families, an attack by the militants of the Islamic State of Syria and al Shams on Iraq's largest refinery and fuel smuggling into insurgent-controlled towns have all hit supplies, though government officials say the situation is slowly easing. (Reuters)