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Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Oil-plant defenders hang on; al-Maliki critics meet

Iraqi soldiers and helicopter gunships were holding on Thursday after three days of battling Sunni militants for control of Iraq's largest oil refinery, but Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's fate was unclear as political leaders privately met to discuss his future, a Shiite lawmaker said.

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