Islamic State conflict: Iraq declares Tikrit 'victory'
Friday, 03 April 2015 - 17:14
The Iraqi government has declared a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit.
Troops are still fighting to clear the last remaining IS holdout in the city, but Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was filmed raising an Iraqi flag there.
The month-long operation to recapture Tikrit has been the biggest launched yet by the government against IS.
It stalled for a time, but was given fresh momentum when the US-led coalition began air strikes last week.
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