Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of Tikrit

April 1, 2015 7:10 PM

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (left) tours Tikrit after it was retaken by the security forces Wednesday, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.

The Iraqi government says its security forces have retaken the city of Tikrit from militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Recapturing the strategic city after a month-long battle is considered a major setback for the jihadist group, also known as ISIS.

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