Iraqi offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Tikrit appears to stall

March 13, 2015 12:39 PM

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Iraqi offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Tikrit appears to stall

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The offensive to retake Tikrit appeared to stall on Friday, two days after Iraqi security forces and mainly Shi'ite militia pushed into Saddam Hussein's home city in their biggest offensive yet against the militants.

A source in the Salahuddin Operations Command said Iraqi forces would not move forward until reinforcements reached Tikrit, of which Islamic State still holds around half.

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