NYT/AP: Iraq Sends Troops to Key Refinery Amid Islamic State Clashes
BAGHDAD — Reinforcements were rushed to Iraq's key Beiji refinery amid heavy fighting with Islamic State militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.
But Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, an Interior Ministry spokesman, denied that the extremists had taken over major parts of the refinery, the country's largest, as some Iraqi media reported.
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