Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) On Thursday, Salahuddin Provincial Council announced, that ISIS militants still hold ground in Biji’s oil refinery despite the military operation to liberate the refinery.
Member of the council Khaz’al Hammad stated for IraqiNews, “ISIS militants are still holding ground in parts of Biji’s oil refinery in north of Biji district (40 km north of Tikrit),” noting that, “The security forces are on the defensive inside the refinery.”
“The convergence between the security forces and the troops stationed in east of Biji has already taken place prior to their arrival in the district within the next few days,” Hammad added.
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