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Iraqi Forces Enter Key Town North of Tikrit

Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militia took the center of a town on the northern edge of Tikrit from the Islamic State group on Tuesday as they closed in on Saddam Hussein's home city. Al-Alam is the last Islamic State stronghold that needs to be cleared before government forces and militiamen can enter the city of Tikrit itself, which has been under militant control since last summer. Military commanders said Islamic State militants were still holding out in houses in...

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