29 Jun '14, 3pm

Iraqi forces clash with militants in northern city: Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insur... #airforce

BAGHDAD — Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit on Sunday as part of a government offensive to retake the northern city from Sunni militants led by the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, residents and officials said. The Iraqi military launched its push to wrest back Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein, on Saturday with a multi-pronged assault spearheaded by ground troops backed by tanks and helicopters. Security officials said the army is coordinating its campaign with the United States. The predominantly Sunni city, a hotbed of antipathy toward Iraq’s Shiite-led government, is one of two major urban centers that fell to insurgents earlier this month during their lightning offensive across the country’s north and west. The insurgents appeared to have repelled the military’s initial push for Tikrit...

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armytimes.com 29 Jun '14, 8pm

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longwarjournal.org 27 Jun '14, 3pm

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armytimes.com 22 Jun '14, 8pm

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