Baiji (IraqiNews.com) On Friday Iraqi military sources reported that government forces have recaptured the city of Baiji, which was seized by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Baiji contains one of the largest oil refineries in Iraq. It lies north of Tikrit (160 km north of Baghdad). Baiji is the largest city in northern Iraq and among the first areas to have fallen into ISIS control since its advance in June.
The commander of Salahuddin Province Operations, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, told the French news agency, AFP, that Iraqi forces entered the city of Baiji this afternoon and took reoccupied the industrial districts.