Iraqi militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric al-Sadr joins fight for Islamic State-held Tikrit

March 15, 2015 3:10 PM

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Iraqi militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric al-Sadr joins fight for Islamic State-held Tikrit

Members of Iraqi Shiite militant group called Imam Ali Brigades prepare their armoured vehicle at the front line with Islamic State group in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 14, 2015. Iraqi military officials have said they expect to reach the center of Tikrit within two to three days. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) (The Associated Press)

Members of Iraqi Shiite militant group called Imam Ali Brigades evacuate a wounded colleague outside the Qadisiyya neighborhood in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 14, 2015. Iraqi military officials have said they expect to reach the center of Tikrit within t...

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