Why has Iraq's Beiji refinery been so hard fought over?

The refinery, an important source of revenue to both Iraq and ISIL, has been claimed by both sides over past six months.

    Beiji has been hard fought over for the last six months, with both ISIL and Iraqi security forces ‎claiming at different times that they are in control.

    The refinery is important ‎because it is a source of revenue to both Iraq and ISIL.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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