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Battle Over Iraqi Oil Refinery Continues

Iraqi troops and insurgents continued their battle Friday for a major oil refinery, as the United States promised to send military advisers to help fight against the Islamist militants.   Since Tuesday, there has been intense fighting for control of the sprawling Beiji refinery, located about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad. As of late Thursday, each side held a portion of the facility.   In another potentially disturbing development, the U.S. State Department...

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