US Providing 'Eye in the Sky' for Iraq Tikrit Operation

March 24, 2015 6:25 PM

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US Providing 'Eye in the Sky' for Iraq Tikrit Operation

Baghdad: The United States is providing reconnaissance support for Iraq's operation to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State group, a senior military official from the US-led anti-jihadist coalition said today.

The coalition has targeted IS with air strikes and provided training and equipment to Iraqi forces, but this is the first confirmation of its direct involvement in the Tikrit operation, the largest Baghdad has launched against the jihadists.

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