Iraqi defense minister escapes IS sniper fire

Iraqi Defense Ministry said its minister Khalid al-Obeidi on Monday escaped an assassination attempt by IS sniper fire during his visit near Baiji in the northern province of Salahudin.
The sniper opened fire on the minister’s convoy, wounding one of his guards.Obeidi escaped unharmed.
Baiji has the country’s largest oil refinery,which is held by IS.

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