Iraqi Army regains control of Tikrit, repels attack on Samarra


Baghdad ( the Iraqi Army declared that its troops have imposed full control of the city of Tikrit.

The Iraqi Defense Ministry issued a statement in which it asserted that the army regained control over Tikrit and vowed to strike ISIL terrorists in Mosul in order to impose the governmental authority in the city.

ISIL militants had taken control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit and freed hundreds of prisoners on Wednesday, police said.

Iraqi security forces repelled an assault by militants Wednesday on the highly sensitive city of Samarra.

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