Iraqi forces battle to drive jihadists from Saddam's home town

August 19, 2014 10:00 AM

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Iraqi forces battle to drive jihadists from Saddam's home town

Islamic State message to Americans: "We will drown all of you in blood"

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Tuesday to drive Islamic State fighters out of Tikrit, hometown of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, while the militants warned they would attack Americans "in any place".

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