ISIS launches attacks at Iraq’s largest oil refinery

The site has been the scene of fierce battles since ISIS swept across the region last year.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Saturday launched suicide attacks against the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq’s largest, a senior army officer said.

The militant group claimed it broke in but the Iraqi army said the site, which has been the scene of fierce battles since ISIS swept across the region last year, remained under its control, AFP reported.

“Today Daesh (an Arab acronym for ISIS) launched an attack against the Baiji oil refinery,” said a major general from Salaheddin province, in which Baiji is located.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya
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