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Iraq’s proven oil reserves of 112 billion barrels are the world’s second largest, behind Saudi Arabia.

Lack of investment and restrictions on imports of machinery and technology have taken their toll on the oil industry – which was also battered during the Gulf War.

The country has only been allowed to export a limited amount of oil under the UN’s oil-for-food programme.