Coalition official: US-led force providing surveillance flights over Islamic State-held Tikrit

March 24, 2015 11:51 AM

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Coalition official: US-led force providing surveillance flights over Islamic State-held Tikrit

In this Saturday, March 21, 2015, a volunteer fighter with a Shiite militant group known as 'Jihad Brigades,' fires his weapon during clashes with Islamic State group militants, outside Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

BAGHDAD – A senior coalition official says the U.S.-led force has begun surveillance flights over the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit and offering intelligence to the Iraqi forces trying to take it.

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