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Sunni insurgents close in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery

TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) – Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group closed in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery on Wednesday after seizing the northern city of Mosul in a devastating show of strength against the Shi’ite-led government. Security sources … read more

The battle for Mosul – Militants overrun parts of key Iraqi city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic militants overran parts of Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, on Tuesday, driving security forces from their posts and seizing the provincial government headquarters, security bases and other key buildings. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked parliament to declare … read more

BREAKING :Iraq militants storm university , take dozens of students

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen have stormed a university in the restive Anbar province west of Baghdad and are holding dozens of students hostage, Iraqi officials said Saturday. Police and army officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when gunmen … read more