Iraq's Abadi says Baiji battle 'crucial' to ousting Islamic State




 
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Iraq's Abadi says Baiji battle 'crucial' to ousting Islamic State
 
August 26th, 2015  
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Iraq's Abadi says Baiji battle 'crucial' to ousting Islamic State
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the battle over the northern town of Baiji and its refinery - Iraq's largest - was critical to the fight against Islamic State. The town, about 190 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad, has been a battlefront for more than a year since its seizure by the Islamists in June 2014 as they swept through much of northern Iraq toward the capital. ...




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