Militants attack oil refinery in Iraq

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In Iraq, militants attacked the country’s largest oil refinery in Baiji. The city lies on the same north-south highway as Mosul and Tikrit — two cities quickly seized by Sunni militants as they spread through northern Iraq last week.

Online videos show fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant parading through the streets of Baiji though not on the refinery grounds.

The Iraqi military claims it has repelled the insurgent attack. But with Baiji under siege, there are rising fears about fuel shortages across the country. CCTV’S Tony Cheng reports from Irbil.

Militants attack oil refinery in Iraq

Militants attack oil refinery in Iraq

In Iraq, militants attacked the country's largest oil refinery in Baiji. The city lies on the same north-south highway as Mosul and Tikrit -- two cities quickly seized by Sunni militants as they spread through northern Iraq last week. Online videos show fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant parading through the streets of Baiji though not on the refinery grounds.The Iraqi military claims it has repelled the insurgent attack. But with Baiji under siege, there are rising fears about fuel shortages across the country. CCTV'S Tony Cheng reports from Irbil.
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The unrest in Iraq is now affecting other countries too. ISIL militants kidnapped 40 Indian workers in Mosul. Now the Indian government has sent a special envoy to try and bring them back. CCTV’s Shweta Bajaj has the story.

40 Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq

40 Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq

The unrest in Iraq is now affecting other countries too. ISIL militants kidnapped 40 Indian workers in Mosul.Now the Indian government has sent a special envoy to try and bring them back. CCTV's Shweta Bajaj has the story.
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CCTV’s Elaine Reyes interviews Kenneth Katzman, an analyst specializing in the Iran-Iraq region, to talk about latest developments in Iraq.

Kenneth Katzman on crisis in Iraq

Kenneth Katzman on crisis in Iraq

CCTV's Elaine Reyes interviews Kenneth Katzman, an analyst specializing in the Iran-Iraq region, to talk about latest developments in Iraq.
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