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Iraqi army launches assault on Tikrit

The Iraqi army has launched an assault to retake the rebel-held city of Tikrit, security officials said. The operation on Tuesday is part of a two-and-a-half week long Iraqi offensive aimed at taking back the city, which fell to Sunni rebels led by the Islamic State group in June. Iraqi state TV said security forces... 
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Added July 15, 2014
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