Iraqi Army Liberates 2 Areas in Tikrit

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Iraqi military, backed by Shiite and Sunni volunteer forces, liberated two areas from the control of the ISIL terrorist group in the Western and Northern areas of the city of Tikrit.

Reports coming out of the city on Monday indicated that the Iraqi troops had driven out ISIL terrorists from the areas of al-Teen and albu Abid as part of an offensive campaign to recapture Tikrit from the ISIL.

They used heavy artillery, mortars, tanks and short-range missiles during intensified clashes over the town of Dour which is still under the control of the ISIL terrorists.

Thousands of government troops, Shiite militia and armed Sunni tribesmen have started a major offensive in the Iraqi city of Samarra to oust the ISIL terrorists from the strategic province of Salahuddin, which includes the ancient city of Tikrit.

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