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Area liberated in Tikrit, security forces arrive to Dour outskirts

The spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Brigadier Saad Maan
The spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Brigadier Saad Maan

 

(IraqiNews.com) The Interior Ministry announced on Thursday, the liberation of an area in Tikrit following fierce clashes that resulted in inflecting heavy losses upon the ISIS group, confirming the arrival of the security forces to the outskirts of Dour district.

Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The federal police forces managed to liberate al-Dawagen (Poultry) area, after fierce battles that inflicted heavy losses among ISIS ranks.”

Maan added, “The federal police force has now reached the outskirts of Dour district in Salahuddin province.”

A security source in Samarra Operations Command said on Thursday that the security forces have become just 2 km from Dour district east of Tikrit, indicating that those forces managed to dismantle booby-trapped tankers near the district.

 

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