Tikrit


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Tikrit

a town in N central Iraq on the River Tigris; birthplace of Saladin and Saddam Hussein. Pop.: 28 900 (2002 est.)
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The ISIL terrorists intended to take control of Alas and Ajeel oilfields, but were pushed back from the nearby areas in the Eastern part of Tikrit region in Salahuddin province.
A source in Salah al-Din province told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that the Command of emergency police battalions in coordination with the Directorate of anti- explosives were able to raise and the dismantling of improvised explosive devices and booby-trapped houses in al-Teen district in Tikrit area and cleared it completely.
WASHINGTON - The United States is closely monitoring Iraqi forces in Tikrit amid allegations of human rights abuses committed by Baghdad's troops and allied fighters in an assault to retake the city, a US military official said Thursday.
The US military said there were only several hundred troops of the Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit while the attacking force was comprised of about 20,000 Iran-backed militiamen, 3,000 Iraqi Army troops and 1,000 Sunni tribesmen.
Iraqi Prime Ministry declared liberation of Tikrit from ISIL occupation and added that THAT successful operation will set the pace for further fight against THE terrorist organization in the country.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi walked triumphantly along a street in Tikrit, carrying an Iraqi flag and surrounded by jubilant forces.
TIKRIT, Iraq: Iraqi forces battled ISIS militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city.
Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam Hussein's hometown Sunday as Iraqi security forces vowed to reach the center of Tikrit within 48 hours.
The forces entered Tikrit general hospital," an official at the main military operation command centre said.
Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadis in and around Tikrit in the biggest offensive so far to retake one of ISIS' main strongholds.
TIKRIT (TAP) - Iraqi forces have begun an offensive to recapture the town of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS) militants, state TV reported on Monday.
SALAHAL-DIN/ Aswat al-Iraq: Police sources reported here today the killing of four cops and wounding six more, including two civilians south of Tikrit.