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US-led Coalition Begins Airstrikes in Tikrit

The Pentagon says the U.S.-led coalition has launched airstrikes on Islamic State targets in the strategically important Iraqi city of Tikrit. “These airstrikes are intended to help the Iraqi forces who are maneuvering to liberate Tikrit from ISIL,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told VOA Wednesday, adding that the strikes were conducted "at the request of the Iraqi government." Warren said the U.S. has gathered intelligence through surveillance over Tikrit during the...

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