BATTLE OF TIKRIT
An Iraqi soldier plants a national flag as security forces surround Tikrit during clashes to regain the city, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 30, 2015.
An Iraqi soldier plants a national flag as security forces surround Tikrit during clashes to regain the city, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 30, 2015.
AP photo by Khalid Mohammed

New Photos Illustrate ISIS’ Defeat In Tikrit

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A collection of images from the Washington Post’s Checkpoint blog highlight the campaign by Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen to retake the city of Tikrit — which began a month ago — and many hope this will mark a turning point in the fight to oust ISIS from Iraq.

According to another article published by the Washington Post, “The recapture of Tikrit, about 110 miles northwest of Baghdad, would constitute the first time that Iraqi security forces have wrested back a major population center from the militant group, boosting hopes for an offensive targeting the larger city of Mosul.”

Get the full story at The Washington Post.