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Sulfur plant set ablaze by ISIS fighters

Updated 8:14 AM ET, Tue October 25, 2016
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Iraqi emergency workers attempt to control fire and hazardous smoke at a sulfur facility near Qayyara on October 25.The Mishraq sulfur factory was set ablaze by ISIS fighters on Thursday, producing toxic plumes that have complicated military operations and sent hundreds to seek medical treatment. Brice Laine/CNN
Thick black fumes hover over smouldering sulfur factory fires near Qayyara, on October 25. Hamdi Alkhshali
Clouds of toxic smoke fill the air at the sulfur facility on October 25. Brice Laine/CNN
Hazardous chemical clouds fill the air at the sulfur factory near Qayyara on October 25. Brice Laine/CNN
Fires continue to burn at the sulfur factory on October 25, 5 days after it was set alight. Brice Laine/CNN
Iraqi emergency workers attempt to stop the spread of fires and smoke at the sulfur factory on October 25. Brice Laine/CNN
Iraqi soldiers walk through scorched fields at the Mishraq sulfur factory on October 25. Brice Laine/CNN