Shi'ite Fighters Loot and Leave Tikrit Under Government Deal

Shi'ite paramilitaries started leaving Tikrit on Saturday following a government deal after locals complained that some fighters had spent several days looting the Sunni city after helping retake it from Islamic State. Ahmed al-Kraim, the head of the council of Tikri said, "As of this afternoon, the (paramilitaries) started to leave the city towards the surrounding areas outside." The decision for the paramilitaries to exit came after a meeting between Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, a Shi'ite Islamist, and officials from Salahuddin province.