Militants, Iraq security forces clash at country's largest oil refinery

June 18, 2014 4:03 PM

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Militants, Iraq security forces clash at country's largest oil refinery

An official at Iraq’s largest domestic oil refinery says Sunni militants have taken over 75 percent of the facility following clashes with Iraqi security forces.

"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 percent of the refinery," an official speaking from inside the refinery in Beiji told Reuters on Wednesday.

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