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Shaky Grip on Northern Road as Iraq Pushes Advance Against Islamic State

From somewhere, a sniper opened fire on the seven battle-scarred Humvees of Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi's convoy as they rode on a crater-pocked highway. The convoy's gunners replied with volleys of fire. The drivers did not stop. Obeidi was proving a point by making his first visit to Iraq's biggest oil refinery, where a battle that broke a five month siege has been the main focus of the government's U.S.-backed fightback against Islamic State. That the...

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