Baiji refinery still threatened

Iraqi pro-government forces fire a rocket during an operation to retake the Baiji oil refinery from Islamic State (IS) group on April 16, 2015. (MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)

Three days after Iraqi leaders declared the country's largest refinery secure, IS militants who control pockets of territory nearby have the facility in their crosshairs.

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