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ISIS kidnaps 100 foreign workers
Daily Mail ^ | 6-18-2014 | Simon Tomlinson and John Hall and Leon Watson

Posted on 06/18/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Insurgents claim they have seized 75 per cent control of the country's largest oil refinery today despite Iraq's prime minister insisting his government has regained the initiative against Sunni militants.

Nouri al-Maliki, a Shi'ite who has been in office since 2006, said in a televised address that the loss last week of a large swathe of territory has helped Iraq restore its national unity.

'We were able to contain the strike and arrest deterioration... we have now started our counter-offensive, regaining the initiative and striking back,' he said.

But his upbeat assessment came as reports suggested ISIS militants had captured three-quarters of Iraq's largest oil terminal in Baiji after a day of heavy fighting at gates defended by elite troops.

Insurgents are also thought to have kidnapped at least 100 foreign workers across the country during their week-long offensive. There have been no reports so far to suggest that British nationals are among them.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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What's the real story? Has Obama read it yet?
1 posted on 06/18/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Obama’s busy, can’t be bothered. Working on his golf swing.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 3:12:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Quick, ready the hashtags!!!


3 posted on 06/18/2014 3:15:27 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Citizen Zed

I think someone should sign Comrade barack up for FR so he can see these stories before he reads them in the newspaper. He would be much better informed.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 3:17:32 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Citizen Zed

#BringOurOilRefineryBack


5 posted on 06/18/2014 3:18:04 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Citizen Zed

Go ISIS !


6 posted on 06/18/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: Citizen Zed

It always amazes me...

Nobody in Iraq can work at a refinery? So they have to use foreign workers?


7 posted on 06/18/2014 3:50:34 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Citizen Zed

All blood on Obama’s hands. Out, damn spot!


8 posted on 06/18/2014 3:57:28 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Veggie Todd; Puppage

9 posted on 06/18/2014 4:15:04 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

Well done, sir. Well done indeed.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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