Iraqi Soldiers Attack ISIL Targets in Tikrit, Kill 15

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Iraqi troops attacked ISIL positions in the Northern city of Tikrit and Killed 15 terrorists, using light weapons.

The army troops staged a successful operation in Salahuddin province on Sunday, and managed to claim the lives of scores of the ISIL terrorists in the area of Hamra, North of Tikrit.

The crisis in Iraq escalated after the ISIL militants took control of Mosul in a lightning advance on June 10, which was followed by the fall of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) Northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

Soldiers of the Iraqi army and Peshmarga have been engaged in heavy fighting with the militants on different fronts and have so far been able to push them back in several areas.

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