Coalition Air Strike Near Baiji Refinery

International Coalition air strikes against ISIS control centers near the Baiji refinery. After receiving reinforcements, Islamic State militants recaptured three neighbourhoods in the town of Baiji near the refinery, but fresh clashes have erupted there, the security official said. Iraq's US-backed government is focused on two key areas in its bid to loosen the grip of Islamic State, which controls a third of major oil producer Iraq and large parts of neighbouring Syria. As well as in the war of attrition at Baiji in the north, Iraqi government forces are hoping to oust Islamic State in Anbar, a vast western province mostly held by the insurgents.

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