Stalling Offensive By Iraq To Dislodge ISIS From Tikrit

The offensive to retake Tikrit appeared to stall on Friday, two days after Iraqi security forces and mainly Shi'ite militia pushed into Saddam Hussein's home city in their biggest offensive yet against the militants. A source in the Salahuddin Operations Command said Iraqi forces would not move forward until reinforcements reached Tikrit. Islamic State still holds around half of Tikrit. Using guerrilla warfare tactics, the militants have turned the city into a labyrinth of home-made bombs and booby-trapped buildings, and are using snipers to halt their progress.



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