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Iraq

Security official: 150 ISIS fighters killed in Tikrit

By RÛDAW 1/4/2015
Iraqi government forces taking major control of Tikrit. AP photo
Iraqi government forces taking major control of Tikrit. AP photo
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Iraqi Federal Police said more than 150 Islamic State fighters have been killed in the ongoing liberation of Tikrit and all of the militants' bases and facilities in the city have been captured.

“Our forces defused an estimated 520 planted landmines inside the city, while taking control of 13 factories, which were used for making bombs and mines by ISIS fighters,” Jawdat Shakir, Iraqi federal police commander, told local media.

Iraqi security forces said at least 24 hours is still needed to quell remaining pockets of ISIS resistance inside the city.

The Tikrit operation to drive out the extremists began on March 2. Last week, a stalemate in the fighting was broken by airstrikes launched by the US-led coalition after a request from Baghdad.   

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Kandil | 1/4/2015
Bad day for Turkey
Karelian Girl | 2/4/2015
Great! Keep sending Daesh trash to hell! The tide is hpefully turning. Isis is going down. And I hope it happens fast. Every dead daesh piece of trash is one less cancer cell on humanity. Annihilate those monsters! They have shown that they are not human, so they have no human rights. Kill them all. If some are taken captive they should never see the light of freeem again, NEVER. Isis members will never change, they cant never ever be trusted again because of what they have done to innocent people. They have crossed every line for what is human behaviour. They have only cruelty and evil in their minds and hearts. They are murderous automatic killer machines. Not humans.
John Khan | 2/4/2015
They are just air balloons fallen dead. They are so inhuman they don't deserve to be buried, leave their bodies to the hyenas, let them go to hell for the many people they killed in ceremonies of beheading. What kind of evil are they?
plain truth | 2/4/2015
isis members are psychopathic thugs wearing the cloak of the barbaric and outdated aspects of violent islam to rape, kill, pillage, and and fulfill their desires with impunity. that is all these criminals are. they are weak cowards who have nothing else to live for. the only virgins in heaven that they will find are the corpses of other isis thugs. sickos.
Chuck | 2/4/2015
25000-40000 thousand to go. Although in all honesty the Shiite militia are only 2-3 degrees better. Kurdistan should prepare herself for her allies turning on her. And the US should wake up and see the Iranians or as the like to call themselves Southern Iraqis/Shiites for what they are.. As an American it makes me extremely frustrated to see my tax 90% of my tax dollars in the war on Isis going to Baghdad instead of Erbil. It is so obvious that it should be the reverse.
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