Iraq paramilitaries decide Tikrit pullback: commanders

March 27, 2015 7:03 PM

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Iraq's volunteer Popular Mobilisation units, which had played a leading role in the ongoing assault on Tikrit, are freezing their participation in offensive operations, commanders said Friday.

The organisation -- called Hashed Shaabi in Arabic -- had repeatedly voiced its opposition to the involvement of the United States, which launched its first air strikes on Tikrit Wednesday.

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