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ISIS Takes Hold of Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

Kerry promises 'intense, sustained' US support

(Newser) - After more than a week of fighting, ISIS militants say they are now fully in control of Iraq's main oil refinery. The facility at Baiji, some 155 miles north of Baghdad, supplies around a third of the country's refined fuel and the BBC notes that its capture is... More »

Iraq Wants US Airstrikes, but US Wants Maliki Out

Battle for biggest refinery still raging

(Newser) - Did somebody say "regime change?" American lawmakers have stepped up their criticism of Nouri al-Maliki even as his government pleads for US help against the insurgency threatening to rip Iraq apart. Administration officials have made it clear that they want the country to have a new government that doesn'... More »

Suicide Attacks in Iraq Kill 34

Blasts in two cities underscore threat posed by insurgents

(Newser) - Two suicide attacks in big cities north of Baghdad today killed at least 34 and injured up to 100, underscoring the dangers still posed by insurgents, the Washington Post reports. A bomber killed 12 at a funeral in Baqubah, following an earlier car bomb explosion in Baiji that killed at... More »

Suicide Bomber Kills 22 in Northern Iraq

Attack targeted Awakening, Sunni tribal militias allied with US

(Newser) - At least 20 people have died and scores more are injured in northern Iraq after a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb while inside the vehicle. Police stopped the driver in the city of Baiji, about 150 miles north of Baghdad, the BBC reports. The bomb struck people lining up... More »

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