Tikrit


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Tikrit

(tɪˈkriːt)
n
(Placename) 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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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi army repelled attacks by terrorists on two oilfields in Tikrit region in Salahuddin province, killing nearly a dozen terrorists.
Tikrit / Nina / The emergency battalions managed on Thursday in coordination with the Directorate of Fighting the Explosives of cleaning al-Teen neighborhood in Tikrit completely.
Summary: Amnesty is investigating reports of violations during Tikrit offensive, including allegations of executions, abductions and burning of homes.
Iranian-backed militias in Iraq that were deployed to re-take the city of Tikrit a month ago advanced very slowly, then stopped in mid-month, raising questions about their competence.
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.
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.
Summary: 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.
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.
Iraqi security forces and militias fought their way into Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit on Wednesday, advancing from the north and south in their biggest counter-offensive so far against Islamic State militants.
GLOBE PHOTO By Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel As lines of Iraqi Humvees and trucks jammed the roads to Tikrit with thousands of Iraqi forces looking well-motivated and itching for battle, on the surface this would point to all the positive signs - Iraq was finally ready to banish the Islamic State (IS) from their doorstep.