Iraqi forces and militia seize most of Baiji refinery: officials




 
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Iraqi forces and militia seize most of Baiji refinery: officials
 
October 15th, 2015  
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Iraqi forces and militia seize most of Baiji refinery: officials
Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militia fighters recaptured most of the country’s largest oil refinery from Islamic State militants on Thursday, security officials said. The report could not be independently confirmed because it is too dangerous for journalists to enter the battle zone around the refinery near the town of Baiji, about 190 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad. The refinery is a focal point in efforts to contain Islamic State and has changed hands several times since the Sunni Islamist militants swept through northern Iraq last year.




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