Tikrit: Iraq Declares Victory Over ISIS

April 1, 2015 1:34 PM

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Tikrit: Iraq Declares Victory Over ISIS

(TIKRIT, Iraq) — Iraq declared a “magnificent victory” Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.

Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi made the pronouncement, saying security forces have “accomplished their mission” in the monthlong offensive to rid Saddam Hussein’s hometown and the broader Salahuddin province of the militant group.

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