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Iraq forces advance into militant-held Tikrit: Officials

Published on Jul 15, 2014 3:48 PM

KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP) - Iraqi security forces advanced into militant-held Tikrit on Tuesday in an assault aimed at revitalising flagging efforts to retake the city, officials said.

Security forces began the attack on Tuesday morning and have succeeded in retaking government facilities in the city's south, though accounts differed on which ones.