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Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Recapture Tikrit

Iraqi troops and militia fighters attacked Islamic State militants in a key area north of Baghdad Monday, opening a highly publicized offensive to recapture the city of Tikrit. Iraq's air force carried out airstrikes while ground troops advanced on multiple fronts, military commanders said. The Islamic State group has held Tikrit since June when the militants stormed across northern Iraq. That land grab also netted them Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, located just north of...

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