Iraq Reclaims Tikrit From ISIS


Iraq’s Defense Minister announces that security forces have retaken Tikrit from ISIS. TestTube’s UnCovered takes a look at the Iraqi army’s victory.

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Iraqi prime minister claims victory against Islamic State in Tikrit
“Iraqi forces claimed to have seized the city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants on Tuesday after U.S.-led airstrikes cleared the way for ground operations, an advance that would mark the government’s most significant victory over the extremists since their summer blitz.”

Iraq Forces, Pushing ISIS Out of Tikrit, Give Few Thanks for U.S. Airstrikes
“One week after the start of intensive American airstrikes against Islamic State hide-outs, most of the key parts of central Tikrit had finally fallen to the government’s forces – although significant pockets still remained contested on Thursday.”

ISIS’ legacy in Tikrit: booby traps, IEDs and fear
“ISIS is gone, but the fear remains.”

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