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Iraq Declares Victory in Tikrit as Fighting Goes On

Fighting continued in the center of the strategic Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, even as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the weeks-long battle to retake the city from the Islamic State group. Abadi announced the liberation of Tikrit on his Twitter page, saying he "congratulates Iraqi forces and volunteers on the historic milestone." In a separate statement, he said security forces have liberated the southern and western sides of Tikrit and are moving to...

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