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Iraqi Forces Advance to Try to Break Insurgent Siege of Baiji Refinery

Iraqi military forces reached the center of the northern city of Baiji on Sunday to try to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery nearby, according to an army colonel and a witness. Islamic State insurgents seized Baiji and surrounded the sprawling refinery in June during a lightning advance through northern Iraq. The Sunni militants have captured large expanses of neighboring Syria and now face U.S.-led air strikes. The colonel said Iraqi troops entered...

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