05 Apr '15, 10pm

After Tikrit victory, Iraq's new challenge is to win Sunni support

After Tikrit victory, Iraq's new challenge is to win Sunni support

In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Iraqi security forces launch rockets against Islamic State extremist positions in Tikrit. Khalid Mohammed/AP In this file photo taken Sunday, March 15, 2015, an Iraqi soldier inspects the demolished tomb of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in Tikrit. Khalid Mohammed/AP Related Afghan Shiite leader: Islamic State behind Shiite kidnapping Afghanistan's senior Shiite community leader said on Saturday the Islamic State group is responsible for kidnapping dozens of Shiite men and boys in February. Plan to train new Syrian force already facing logistic, diplomatic hurdles For months, U.S. military officials had been vetting the first unit of Syrian fighters slated to join a new force to be trained by the United States and allied nations. But when violence flared up in the unit's home area, the fighters made a decision to sta...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/after-tikrit-victory-iraq-s-new-ch...

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