Iraqi troops helped by Shi'ite paramilitary fighters have reclaimed key areas of the Sunni city of Tikrit after battling Islamic State militants there for nearly a month.
The battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from ISIL militants was never going to be easy….but with the US and Iran on the same side, tensions are
Shi’ite militias, Iranian military advisers and some Sunni tribal fighters have continued helping the Iraqi army to retake Tikrit from ISIL fighters
Iraqi military officials say they expect to reach the centre of Tikrit in 72 hours. Backed by their mainly Shi’ite militia allies, forces have been
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Iraqi security forces with Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia are camped outside the city, apparently awaiting reinforcements, as insurgents from the self-proclaimed Islamic State dig in.
Iraqi forces are making "rapid success" in their effort to retake Tikrit, according to the country's interior minister.
A 30,000-strong force of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen intensifies its assault on ISIL stronghold and Saddam Hussein's former hometown, Tikrit.
Iraqi soldiers and Shi’ite militiamen are pursuing efforts to retake Tikrit, the hometown of fallen dictator Saddam Hussein, now a stronghold of
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Ukrainian military vehicles are reported to be on the move. Armoured personnel carriers and trucks pulling tanks have been seen on a road linking the
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