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Iraqi Offensive on Tikrit on Hold for Second Day

Iraqi forces and mainly Shi'ite militia battling to wrest full control of the city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants paused their offensive for a second day on Saturday as they awaited reinforcements. A source in the local military command center told Reuters military commanders had “reached a decision to halt the operation until a suitable, carefully set plan is in place” to break into central Tikrit. The source, speaking by phone from near Tikrit, said the Iraqi forces and...

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