Islamic Militants Launch Attack on Iraqi Oil Refinery

President Obama faces disagreement in Congress on what steps to take next.
1:40 | 06/18/14

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Now to the crisis in Iraq. Islamic militants launching an attack on their largest oil refinery overnight as president Obama gets set to decide his next move meeting with congressional leaders this afternoon. Jon Karl is standing by with the latest from the white house and we begin with Martha Raddatz in Baghdad. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, George. Let's talk about that oil refinery. It came under fire. Mortar fire by those Isis jihadists fighters. There was a firefight inside, but prime minister Maliki said this morning that they have gained control of that refinery. If they lost control of it it would be a huge deal. We are talking about domestic consumption, we're talking about gasoline, cooking oil. Maliki also claims they've regained control of other parts of the country but that's yet to be seen. He did say mosul still is under control of those islamic militants. George. Thank you. Let's go to Jon Karl at the white house and, Jon, the white house saying the president still has not made any decisions but doesn't seem in any hurry to order air strikes. Reporter: No, that's right, George. Still walking through his options with his national security team and I am told if the president ultimately decides to order air strikes, these will be extremely limited. Along the lines of the drone strikes that we have seen in the United States, taking places in Yemen and the Pakistan tribal area, not a major air campaign much that's where the president's thinking is. The white house still demanding real reforms from Maliki. Reporter: Absolutely. That is before any significant military action. This he want him to address under political crisis, to reach out to the Sunnis. They have seen no indication he has done any of that yet. Jon, thanks very much.

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