US Mulls Air Strikes on Tikrit, Aids Iraqis With 'Eye in the Sky'

March 25, 2015 5:45 AM

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US Mulls Air Strikes on Tikrit, Aids Iraqis With 'Eye in the Sky'

Baghdad, Iraq: Washington is considering launching air strikes, possibly within days, to back up Iraqi and Shiite forces battling to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group, US officials said.

The statement came on Tuesday after an official said the US was already providing reconnaissance support for Iraqi forces there, the first confirmation of American involvement in the operation.

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