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ISIS militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country.Anbar provincial council chairman Sabah Karhout said those killed were captured when ISIS militants overran the town, located about 140 kms west of Baghdad, earlier this month.Iraqi security forces said they advanced to within 2 km of the city of Baiji in a new offensive aimed at retaking the country's biggest oil refinery, besieged since June by ISIS militants.Backed by Shiite militias and army helicopters, government forces have swept through a desert area to the west of Baiji, aiming to recapture the city 200 km north of the capital.ISIS fighters seized the city of Baiji and surrounded the sprawling refinery in June during a lightning campaign through northern Iraq.
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