25 Mar '15, 11pm

US begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, supports Shiite militias

The US-led military Coalition in Iraq is openly supporting Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Iraqi forces who are battling Islamic State fighters entrenched in Tikrit. Many of the Shiite militia commanders are listed by the US as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, and one militia is listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Many of the commanders and militias are responsible for killing US, Coailition, and Iraqi troops and civilians during the occupation of Iraq. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) announced today that “operations to support Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit have commenced after a request from the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al Abadi,” in a press released issued by the US-led command . “The Coalition is now providing direct support to Iraqi Security Forces conducting operations to expel ISIL [Islamic State] from the cit...

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Here's the AP story that seems to provide (unofficial) US military confirmation of #Tikrit attacks

Here's the AP story that seems to provide (unof...

stripes.com 25 Mar '15, 8pm

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longwarjournal.org 26 Mar '15, 7pm

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US continues airstrikes in Tikrit despite involvement of Iranian-backed Shiite militias

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longwarjournal.org 28 Mar '15, 3pm

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defensenews.com 26 Mar '15, 5pm

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Coalition forces begin operations in #Tikrit:

centcom.mil 26 Mar '15, 12pm

U.S. and coalition military forces have begun operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit after a request fro...

Iranian-backed Shiite militias still operating ...

longwarjournal.org 30 Mar '15, 9pm

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longwarjournal.org 25 Mar '15, 7pm

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Shiite militias, Iraqi troops enter central Tikrit | @billroggio @Weissenberg7 @LongWarJournal

Shiite militias, Iraqi troops enter central Tik...

longwarjournal.org 01 Apr '15, 1am

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centcom.mil 24 Mar '15, 4pm

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defense.gov 27 Mar '15, 8pm

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stripes.com 25 Mar '15, 6pm

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