After Tikrit, Iraqi forces may turn back to Baiji: U.S. official

April 2, 2015 11:30 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After declaring victory in the city of Tikrit, the next significant operation for Iraqi forces will likely be clearing out Islamic State fighters from the refinery city of Baiji, a U.S. military official said on Thursday.

"I just happen to think that's really the next significant military maneuver," the senior official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to a small group of reporters.

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