Militants Hit Main Iraq Refinery As PM Sacks Officers

Washington has nevertheless deployed some 275 military personnel to protect its embassy in Baghdad, the first time it has publicly bolstered the mission's security.
Militants Hit Main Iraq Refinery As PM Sacks Officers

Via AFP:

Militants pressing a major offensive in Iraq attacked the country's biggest oil refinery Wednesday, as the premier scrambled to regain the initiative by sacking security commanders and reaching out to political rivals.

The United States, which is mulling air strikes against the insurgents, said it believed Baghdad's security forces were rallying against the assault, while Iran pledged not to let Shiite shrines in Iraq fall to the Sunni Arab militants leading the charge.

Washington has nevertheless deployed some 275 military personnel to protect its embassy in Baghdad, the first time it...

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