Iraqi soldiers retake key oil refinery from ISIS militants

April 18, 2015 11:12 PM

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Iraqi soldiers surrounded and took control of the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said.

The refinery at Beiji, north of Baghdad, has been held by the Iraqi military for months despite the militants' onslaught. However, ISIS militants recently carried out a major attack and took over a small part of the complex. Retaining control remains crucial for the country, as it accounts for a lit...

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