The last of the trapped workers in Iraq's biggest oil refinery have been released during a brief truce in the fighting between the Iraqi military and Sunni militants, one of the workers said.
There had been 15,800 workers at the refinery and 100 foreign experts, most of whom had left by Tuesday when the plant was shut down by the government, who expected the attack.
The final workers were escorted out in a deal brokered by local sheiks, a released worker said.
The refinery was ambushed on Wednesday morning by Sunni militants led by Isis.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
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