URGENT: Operation to liberate Tikrit begins from several directions

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.


( A security source in Salahuddin announced Tuesday, that the security forces and the Volunteer Fighters (al-Hashd al-Sha’bi) began the operation to liberate Tikrit from the ISIS control, noting that the Iraqi Air Force participated in the operation.

The source said in an interview with, “The security forces backed by the Volunteer Fighters began this morning a wide-range operation to liberate the city of Tikrit from ISIS from several directions,” explaining that, “The security forces are advancing slowly because of IEDs and road bombs.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added, “The operation was launched with support from the Iraqi Air Force to advance towards the city of Tikrit.”

A security source in Salahuddin province announced on Tuesday, that the ISIS foreign leaders have fled Tikrit, noting that the group has executed elements fleeing its ranks.


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