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Iraq Sends Troops to Key Refinery Amid Heavy Clashes With IS

Reinforcements are being rushed to the key Beiji refinery in northern Iraq amid heavy fighting with Islamic State militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. But Brigadier General Saad Maan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, denied during his appearance on state television that the Islamic State group had taken over major parts of the refinery, the country's largest, as some Iraqi media reported. Aside from its commercial...

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