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Iraqi Forces Say Most of Baiji Town Recaptured from Islamic State

Iraqi forces have cleared Islamic State militants from most of the northern town of Baiji and hope to drive them from the nearby oil refinery within days, a spokesman for the Shi'ite militias leading the fight said on Thursday. Islamic State fighters swept into Baiji, about 190 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad, a year ago during their lightning takeover of Iraq's Sunni Muslim provinces. The town and refinery - the country's largest - have been battlefronts since then. If the...

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