Islamic State insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the centre of Baiji on Tuesday, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country`s largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army officer and residents said.
Iraqi forces broke a months-long siege by jihadist fighters of the country's largest oil refinery Saturday as the top US officer flew in to discuss the expanded war against the Islamic State group.
Militants have launched a renewed push to seize Iraq`s main oil refinery north of Baghdad, battling security forces backed by air support, a police officer and witnesses said on Sunday.
Sunni militants launched a dawn raid today on a key Iraqi oil refinery they have been trying to take for days but were repelled by security forces, a commander on the scene said.
Iraqi government forces regained full control today of the country`s biggest oil refinery after heavy fighting with Sunni militants attempting to seize it, officials said.
Twin bombings near an oil refinery north of Baghdad were among a series of attacks that killed eight people on Monday, officials said, part of a surge in nationwide violence.
Amuay oil refinery, with an initial capacity of processing some 650,000 barrels of oil per day, is Venezuela`s largest oil refinery.
A spokesman for Gaddafi played down recent rebel gains and said the government remained in control of the country.
A pilotless drone of the Pakistan Navy crashed into an oil refinery here Tuesday, triggering a fire though there were no casualties.
An accidental blast at Iran`s Abadan`s oil refinery killed at least one person and injured more than 20 during a visit Tuesday by President Ahmadinejad.
A fire broke out at the Guwahati oil refinery on Sunday, creating panic in the area, officials said.
India`s Essar group is in the race to acquire Britain`s second-largest oil refinery, a media report said.
Day in Pics: 29th January
Showbiz World - January 29, 2015
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium