Sign-In:  
New Member: | Join Now! |


Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/mlorean/old.mangalorean.com/new_navigation2011.php on line 112
Dec 01, 2021
 

Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/mlorean/old.mangalorean.com/news.php on line 64

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/mlorean/old.mangalorean.com/news.php on line 64

Iraqi forces re-capture Tikrit city


 
Published Date: 02 Apr, 2015 (4:30 PM)

Baghdad, April 2 (IANS) Iraqi forces, aided by Shia militiamen, re-captured the northern city of Tikrit which was earlier controlled by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, media reported on Thursday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Tikrit on Wednesday to claim the victory, which took place a year after the city was first attacked by the IS, CNN reported.

Al-Abadi, who is also Iraq's top military commander, announced on Tuesday that the city was under the control of Iraqi forces.

The move to recapture Tikrit came days after the US-led airstrikes targeted IS bases around the city. Al-Abadi said those tactics would now be replicated in other areas.

Brett McGurk, the US deputy special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter IS, tweeted that the coalition's airstrikes had destroyed numerous IS shelters.

"We will continue to support courageous Iraqi forces operating under Iraqi command as they work to reclaim their territory from IS," McGurk tweeted.

According to officials, the victory in Tikrit has paved the way for Iraqi forces to recapture Iraq's second largest city of Mosul.

A US official said in February that up to 25,000 Iraqi troops plan to return to Mosul in April or May in an effort to retake the city.

 Comment on this article
Name: Country:
Comments:
Security code: Security code   Reload Image
Enter code:   (shown above)
 
 

 
 
Privacy  |  Terms and Conditions  |  Tell your Friend  |  Contact Us  |  Join Us  |  Home    
Site designed and maintained by Mangalore Media Company