Islamic State Attacks Iraq Refinery As US Blasts Syria Plants


Islamic State (IS) fighters have staged a multi-pronged attack on Iraq’s Baiji refinery. This comes as the US and its Arab allies target oil facilities under IS control in Syria in an effort to cut off the group’s economic lifeline.


The IS assault on Iraq’s largest refining complex has reportedly seriously damaged the 310,000 b/d Baiji plant. Meanwhile, the US military said on 25...