Iraq military: Troops take center of refinery town

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 1:59am by admin

Iraq military: Troops take center of refinery town

Retaking Beiji, 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, could allow Iraqi forces a base to attack neighboring Tikrit, taken by the extremists after their lightning advance this summer. It also represents a morale boost for Iraq's beleaguered …
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Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection

It would be two months before the US came to the aid of Baghdad by launching air strikes to support Iraqi forces defending the capital from Isis advances. Meanwhile, Washington's arch-rival in the region, Iran, began sending weapons, ammunition …
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