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Iraq launches offensive against ISIS

2 Mar, 2015

The Iraqi army with the help of some Shia militant groups launches an operation to clear ISIS from Tikrit, hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington think-tank:

The Shia militias participating in the operation to retake Tikrit are highly motivated to deal a counterblow in this symbolic area

Iraqi forces attack Tikrit from three directions