(peter Holley/the Washington Post) This Is A Dangerous Job Too Hard, Said Mohammed Marouf, A 40-year-old Firefighter And Father Of Four From Kirkuk.

takes a break near Well 77 outside Qayyarah. The well has been on fire since Islamic State fighters blew it up in August. (Peter Holley/The Washington Post) This is a dangerous job too hard, said Mohammed Marouf, a 40-year-old firefighter and father of four from Kirkuk. My wife and my children know its a hard job and its not safe, and my wife wants to know why I wont stop. I tell her I am doing this for the future of our country. This is good for Iraq, he added. The Islamic State made hundreds of millions of dollars by selling oil on the black market after capturing oil fields in Iraq and Syria

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