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Militants Stubbornly Resist Tikrit Offensive

Jihadi militants are employing guerrilla tactics -- everything from planting improvised explosives to hit-and-run attacks -- in an effort to impede Iraqi forces in their efforts to retake Tikrit. While the battle rages for the town 129 kilometers north of Baghdad, analysts fear an opportunity is being squandered to split Sunni tribesmen and Saddam Hussein-era military officers from their alliance with Islamic State militants. Tensions have been mounting in recent weeks among the...

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