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What's Next for Iraqi Forces After Retaking Tikrit?

After ousting Islamic State militants from the city of Tikrit, Iraqi forces still must reclaim large areas of the west and north.  A major goal for government forces and the sectarian militias and U.S. airpower backing them is Mosul, the largest city under militant control.  But whether the next offensive will target Mosul directly or work towards it through an interim objective is open to question. In Mosul, Islamic State militants appear to be bracing for an assault.  But...

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