U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit




 
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March 26th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit


By Ahmed Rasheed and Phil Stewart BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit on Wednesday, officials said, coming off the sidelines to aid Iraqi forces fighting alongside Iran-backed Shi'ite militia on the ground. The decision to give air support to the Tikrit campaign pulls the United States into a messy battle that puts the U.S.-led coalition, however reluctantly, on the same side of a fight as Iranian-backed militia in a bid to support Iraqi forces and opens a new chapter in the war. It also appeared to represent at least a tacit acknowledgement by Baghdad that such airpower was necessary to wrest control of the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from Islamic State fighters, after its attempts to go it alone stalled. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi forces would prevail with the support of "friendly" countries and the international coalition, including arms, training and aerial support.




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March 27th, 2015  
tetvet
 
There is something like 30-40 thousand ISIS members they have no Air Support yet they go where they want and do what they want when they get there , the Iraqi effort has broke down in recent fighting with ISIS now we Got Iran moving in .
 


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