Tikrit

May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Militias ‘head for IS-held Ramadi’

The Iraqi government is reported to be sending Iran-backed Shia militias to Ramadi to recapture the city seized by Islamic State (IS) militants.

April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015

Iraq 'retakes 25% of Islamic State territory'

Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of its territory in Iraq since US-led coalition air strikes began in August, the Pentagon has said.

April 7, 2015
April 7, 2015

Mass graves of Iraqi soldiers in Tikrit

The suspected mass graves of up to 1,700 captured Iraqi soldiers killed by IS militants have been found in the city of Tikrit.

April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015

Iraq forces declare Tikrit ‘victory’

The Iraqi government declares a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit.

March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015

Saddam's tomb destroyed near Tikrit

The tomb of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is almost completely levelled in fighting near Tikrit; Footage filmed by the Associated Press shows all that remains of the once-lavish mausoleum in the village of al-Awja are pillars that held up the roof

March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015

Iraqi army drives IS out of key town

Iraqi forces pushes Islamic State (IS) fighters out of the western town of al-Baghdadi

March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015

Iraq launches Tikrit operation

Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS)