Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji: Pentagon




 
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June 9th, 2015  
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Topic: Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji: Pentagon


By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes have opened supply lines into Baiji town and its nearby oil refinery, making progress at last against Islamic State rebels in a seesaw battle that has gone on for months, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, said the Pentagon was not ready to declare Baiji refinery, the country's biggest, or the town "liberated," but progress was being made. "In Baiji (town), the progress is more notable," Warren said.




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