Iraq needs more airstrikes to dislodge ISIS from Tikrit
BaghdadMar 16, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Mar 16, 2015 12:00 am
Iraq needs more airstrikes to dislodge Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants from Tikrit, senior officials said on Monday, as the campaign to retake Saddam Hussein's home city stalled for a fourth day due to homemade bombs and booby traps. "We need air support from any force that can work with us against ISIS," Deputy Minister of Defense Ibrahim al-Ilami told Reuters, declining to say whether he meant from the U.S.-led coalition or Iran, which is playing a role in the assault.
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