Iraqi forces advance to try to break insurgent siege of refinery

November 9, 2014 9:42 AM

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi military forces reached the centre of the northern city of Baiji on Sunday to try to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery nearby, according to an army colonel and a witness.

The troops entered from the south and west and took over the al-Tamim neighbourhood and city centre, said the colonel.

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