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Sunni militants pound
Iraq´s biggest oil refinery

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/18/2014 3:43:35 AM

Islamist-led militants have attacked Iraq´s biggest oil refinery with mortars and machine guns, reportedly attacking from two directions. Smoke billowed from a spare parts warehouse on the site at Baiji, 210km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, security and refinery sources told Reuters. Government forces have made new air strikes on militants advancing towards the capital. Fighting is also reported in the western city of Ramadi. The government is fighting to push back ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) and its Sunni Muslim allies in Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, after the militants overran the second city, Mosul, last week.

      


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Sunni militants pound
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BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/18/2014 3:43:35 AM     Post Reply
Islamist-led militants have attacked Iraq´s biggest oil refinery with mortars and machine guns, reportedly attacking from two directions. Smoke billowed from a spare parts warehouse on the site at Baiji, 210km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, security and refinery sources told Reuters. Government forces have made new air strikes on militants advancing towards the capital. Fighting is also reported in the western city of Ramadi. The government is fighting to push back ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) and its Sunni Muslim allies in Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, after the militants overran the second city, Mosul, last week.

   

 

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/18/2014 3:33:31 AM     Post Reply
In the midst of the recent uprising of Islamic militants in Iraq--and the thousands of Iraqis they´ve slaughtered as they try to take over the violence-plagued country--former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney-Perry, a one-time assistant secretary of state, are speaking out about the series of ´wrong´ decisions the Obama administration has made that made the uprising possible. Last week, a group of Islamic extremists began an insurgency throughout Iraq and have taken over several cities--including Fallujah, Tikrit, Mosul and Tel Afar--on their way to Baghdad. After saying he wouldn´t send U.S. troops to the region, Obama

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Hillary Clinton suggested Tuesday that President Barack Obama bears no responsibility for his decision to pull American troops out of Iraq at the end of 2011, a decision that created a power vacuum now filled by a vicious Islamist terror group. ´In retrospect, that was a mistake by the Iraqi government,´ she said during a town hall on CNN. Clinton was referring to the two governments´ failure to sign a mutual Status of Forces Agreement, a document that would have kept American servicemen and women in Iraq as a stabilizing force after 2011. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reportedly balked on a U.S.

   

 

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Game of Thrones is over for another year--but that doesn´t mean there´ll be any shortage of sick, random ultraviolence on our screens over the next weeks and months. For this we must thank the brutal jihadists of Al Shabab in East Africa, Boko Haram in West Africa and, most especially, Isis in Syria and Iraq. I don´t know whether anyone in Isis is a fan of Game of Thrones (it´s quite possible, given the number of European-born recruits in their ranks) but the way they are waging war does rather call to mind the scorched-earth viciousness of the House of Bolton, whose traditional practice is to flay its captured enemies alive.



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