Iraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance through the Salaheddin province after leaving the town of Baiji. Photo: AFP Iraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance through the Salaheddin province after leaving the town of Baiji. Photo: AFP
Iraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance through the Salaheddin province after leaving the town of Baiji. Photo: AFP

‘The city is destroyed’: Baiji was home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery but two years after IS left it’s a ghost town

The level of devastation in Baiji is among the worst left behind after Baghdad’s punishing campaign to reclaim its towns and cities from the grip of jihadists

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Iraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance through the Salaheddin province after leaving the town of Baiji. Photo: AFP Iraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance through the Salaheddin province after leaving the town of Baiji. Photo: AFP
Iraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance through the Salaheddin province after leaving the town of Baiji. Photo: AFP
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