Source: Colleen Curry / ABC News
The flag of ISIS was pictured flying above Iraq’s biggest oil refinery today, an image that suggested the Sunni militant group had taken control of the refinery in their quest to take control of the country.
The image at the Baiji refinery was taken from a video obtained by the Associated Press, which quoted a witness saying that the refinery was now controlled by ISIS.
The extremist Sunni group, whose initials stand for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have been taking over cities in Iraq as they march toward Baghdad. The refinery is about 150 miles north of Baghdad.
The Iraqi government insists that over the two days of fighting at the refinery it has maintained control of the vital facility and has used attack helicopters to blunt the attack.
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