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  1. Is the Iraqi operation to retake Tikrit really an Iranian operation?Read the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Hot Air

    An assault is underway in Iraq aimed at liberating the city of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's former hometown, from the control of Islamic State forces. If it is a successful operation, it would be a major victory in the war against ISIS in Iraq.

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  2. Battle for Tikrit: To recapture Sunni city, Iraq sends mostly Shiite forceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Iranian state television on Monday aired footage of Iraqi military forces launching a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group. Iraq launched its largest counteroffensive yet against the self-declared Islamic State Monday, the government in Baghdad said, in an effort to retake the city of Tikrit from the group.

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  3. Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants. But hours into the operation, a key test for the embattled Iraqi army, the military said it still hadn't entered the city of Tikrit, indicating a long battle lies ahead.

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  4. Iraqi Victory over ISIS in Tikrit Could Worsen Sectarian StrifeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Time

    Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS militants, March 2, 2015. It took only a matter of hours for the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria to take Tikrit last June, but the battle to regain the city is likely to be a long one.

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  5. Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CNews

    Shi'ite fighters clash with Islamic State militants at Udhaim dam, north of Baghdad, March 2, 2015. Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.

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  6. Iraq begins offensive to retake Saddam's hometown from ISISRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | New York Post

    Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants. The city of Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last summer along with the country's second-largest city, Mosul, and other areas in the country's Sunni heartland after the collapse of national security forces.

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  7. Iraq 'seizes districts from IS'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | BBC News

    Iraqi government forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the city from Islamic State . A force of about 30,000 troops and militia are said to be attacking on different fronts, backed by air strikes from Iraqi jets.

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  8. Noam Chomsky on How the Iraq War Birthed ISIS & Why U.S. Policy Undermines the Fight Against ItRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Democracy Now

    Noam Chomsky , world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. He is institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years.

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  9. The 'liberation' of TikritRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Common Ills

    The assault on Tikrit has begun. Dominic Evans reported yesterday that "Iraq's army and Shi'ite militia" were attacking Tirkit.

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  10. Palestinians Mark Anniversaries of Goldstein Massacre, Bilin ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Democracy Now

    Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Moscow to honor the slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. A former deputy prime minister turned dissident politician, Nemtsov was shot to death Friday night near Red Square.

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  11. Iraqi forces try to wrest Tikrit from ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | CNN

    ... ISIS militants recently abducted at least 220 Assyrians in Syria. Members of the Iraqi security forces leave Samarra, Iraq, north of Baghdad, on Saturday, February 28, to drive toward Tikrit to launch an assault against ISIS. A woman looks at her ...

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  12. Iraqi forces launch massive offensive against IS militants to retake TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Members of the Iraqi security forces coming from the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad, drive towards Al Dawr area located south of Tikrit to launch an assault against the IS group. Photo - AFP Kirkuk : Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded militants positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the IS group's main strongholds.

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  13. Iraqi forces launch to retake city of Tikrit from Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Iraqi security forces coming from the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad, head toward the al-Dawr area located south of Tikrit on Feb. 28 as they prepared to launch an assault against Islamic State group. Iraqi security forces coming from the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad, head toward the al-Dawr area located south of Tikrit on Feb. 28 as they prepared to launch an assault against Islamic State group.

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  14. Iraq Launches Offensive Against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | CBS Local

    Iraqi security forces converge south of Tikrit to launch an assault against ISIS forces. BAGHDAD - Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.

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  15. A Mosul Preview: Iraq Government Launches Attack on TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | TIME.com

    A force of 30,000 Sunni and Shi'ite fighters, both soldiers and militia, launched a large-scale offensive Monday to push the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria out of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown. Eighty miles northwest of Baghdad, Tikrit could serve as a model for the coming - and much bigger - battle to retake Mosul.

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  16. Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants. The city of Tikrit, 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last summer along with the country's second-largest city of Mosul and other areas in the country's Sunni heartland after the collapse of national security forces.

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  17. Iraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to MosulRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning advance last summer. The hometown of Saddam Hussein, Tikrit is on the main highway from Baghdad to Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, which is also held by the Islamic State.

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  18. Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Recapture TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

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  19. Iraqi security forces begin military operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometownRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of a big offensive in and around Tikrit to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of a big offensive in and around Tikrit to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds.

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  20. Iraq forces take on Tikrit in biggest operation yet against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Straits Times

    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded extremists positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group's main strongholds. Government forces have been working their way north in recent months, notching up key victories against ISIS but Tikrit, which has resisted them several times, is their toughest target yet.

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