Insurgents surround Iraq’s largest refinery in Baiji

A view of a damaged production unit after a bomb attack at Baiji oil refinery, some 200km north of Baghdad. (File photo: Reuters)

Insurgents surrounded Iraq's largest refinery in the northern town of Baiji on Thursday, police and an engineer inside said.

Sunni militants first moved into Baiji late on Tuesday, closing in on the refinery, but later withdrew to the surrounding villages after reaching a deal with local tribal chiefs.

A witness who lives in a house near the refinery said the militants arrived in more than 50 vehicles.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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