Militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

June 18, 2014 9:04 AM

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Militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

Iraq's largest oil refinery is under attack from Sunni militants on Wednesday and may largely be controlled by insurgents, according to unnamed security sources and refinery employees who spoke to the Reuters news agency.

"The militants have managed to break in to the refinery. Now they are in control of the production units, administration building and four watch towers. This is 75% of the refinery," an official speaking from inside the refinery told Reuters. It was not immediately clear why the official spoke on th...

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