Tuesday, July 28, 2015   

Militants fly their black flags over Iraq refinery
(06-19 17:24)

Sunni militants have hung their black banners on watch towers at Iraq's largest oil refinery, suggesting the vital facility had fallen to the insurgents in control of vast territories across the country's north. A top Iraqi security official, however, said the government still held the facility.
The fighting at Beiji, some 250 kilometers north of Baghdad, comes as Iraq has asked the US to launch airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. While US President Barack Obama has not fully ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes, such action is not imminent, officials said, in part because intelligence agencies have been unable to identify clear targets on the ground.--AP


   
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