Iraqi government soldiers attack Islamic State militants as they attempt to recapture Tikrit. Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen have entered Tikrit, the largest city controlled by the extremists.
Iraqi pro-government fighters celebrate as they advance into Tikrit. Government forces are conducting a major military operation against Islamic State militants to recapture the city from the jihadist group.
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