Pentagon sees 'tough' Iraqi battle to secure Baiji oil refinery

May 6, 2015 5:39 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday said Iraq's fight to secure the country's largest oil refinery from Islamic State militants was headed in the wrong direction and declined to predict the outcome of ongoing battle.

"It's been a tough, fluid fight," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told a news briefing, adding that "right now it's flowing in the wrong direction."

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