Iraqi Forces Break Islamic State's Hold on Tikrit in Major Battle

(Washington Post) Erin Cunningham - Iraqi troops and Shiite militia fighters backed by Iran pushed into one of the Islamic State's most important strongholds Wednesday, breaking the militants' hold on the city of Tikrit. Iraqi security officials said the majority of Tikrit had been freed but that battles continued. They said the jihadists had laced Tikrit with explosive devices designed to slow the government advance.

2015-03-12 00:00:00

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