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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Speaking to FNA, a military source said that the military operations which started on Monday morning resulted in the liberation of Tal Afzali, Abu Shavareb, Ashayer al-Badri, Akar and Tal al-Fazili villages in the countryside of Tikrit.
Al-Tunisi was killed by Iraqi forces in heavy clashes in a Southern district in Tikrit on the third day of the army operations in Salahuddin province.
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.
BAy[currency]DAT (CyHAN)- Iraqi military forces seized the control Tikrit city after fierce clashes with extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Prime Minister Haydar Abbadi's press office reported on Thursday.
TIKRIT, Iraq -- The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall.
In a statement on Twitter, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the "liberation of Tikrit" and congratulated Iraqi security forces on their "historic milestone." But an official statement from his office said the troops "hoisted the Iraqi flag" over the Salahuddin provincial headquarters in Tikrit and are moving to control the entire city.
Tikrit: Iraqi forces battled the last militants in Tikrit on Wednesday to seal a victory the government described as a milestone in efforts to rid the country of the IS militant group.
NNA - France has bombed ISIS positions in the Tikrit area of Iraq for the first time since the start of the international offensive against the jihadi militia, French military officials said Thursday.
OUJA, Iraq -- The tomb of Iraq's late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually leveled in heavy clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit.