Saturday, June 21, 2014
This is coolbert:
That major refinery in Iraq NOT captured by the ISIL insurgents. But the refinery and Iraqi troops defending besieged with little or no hope of relief.
That refinery as good as occupied by the ISIL insurgents. Unable to produce usable petroleum product now and for some time into the future.
"Hundreds of Troops Remain Surrounded in Iraq's Key Refinery"
"BAGHDAD, Iraq — Hundreds of Iraqi troops battling for control of the vital Baiji oil refinery are outnumbered, surrounded and remain trapped inside the facility, a U.S. official told ABC News".
"The battle for the refinery was in its fifth day today, although fighters for the radical Islamic militia ISIS have apparently taken control of much of the facility and are willing to keep the government forces isolated until they run out of food and ammunition"
The timid and ineffectual central government in Baghdad full of rot and next to useless.