Iraqi Forces Make Advances In Tikrit, Prime Minister Says

March 31, 2015 9:23 PM

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We turn now to Iraq. After a month of fighting in the city of Tikrit, the Iraqi government claims its forces are on the verge of pushing out the remaining militants of the self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS. Soldiers celebrated as they moved into the city center, but NPR's Alice Fordham reports some warned there will be more fighting before the city is cleared.

ALICE FORDHAM, BYLINE: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave a triumphant speech.

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