Battle for Iraq refinery as U.S. hesitates to strike




 
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Battle for Iraq refinery as U.S. hesitates to strike
 
June 19th, 2014  
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Battle for Iraq refinery as U.S. hesitates to strike
By Ghazwan Hassan TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery on Thursday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a U.S. response to an appeal for air strikes to beat back the threat to Baghdad. Secretary of State John Kerry said President Barack Obama still had "all options" open to him but U.S. regional allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia echoed concern in Washington about the risk of U.S. action serving only to inflame the sectarian war.

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