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Iraqi forces try to wrest Tikrit back from ISIS’ firm grip

Iraqi forces are doubling down efforts to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS, even uniting Sunni and Shiite fighters in the mission.

The Iraqi army, along with Sunni and Shiite militiamen, attacked ISIS strongholds in the area Monday, the state-run Iraqiya TV reported.

It’s part of a wide-scale offensive ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday.

Source: CNN (4265 Articles)
Written by Holly Yan and Yousuf Basil