Iraq govern­ment launches at­tack to re­claim Tikrit

Post-Tribune - - Nation / World -

The Iraqi govern­ment launched its big­gest push yet to wrest back ground lost to Sunni mil­i­tants as soldiers backed by tanks and he­li­copters be­gan an of­fen­sive Satur­day to re­take the north­ern city of Tikrit. There were con­flict­ing re­ports as to how far the mil­i­tary ad­vanced; res­i­dents said by evening that mil­i­tants were still in con­trol.

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