Skip to comments.Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit
Posted on 06/28/2014 6:24:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Iraq's army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say.
State television said the governor's HQ had been recaptured and 60 fighters from the Isis militant group killed.
A spokesman for the rebels confirmed heavy fighting but implied the attack had failed, saying they were pursuing what was left of the army offensive.
The rebels control large swathes of the north and west after lightning raids that captured the second city, Mosul.
'Flee or be killed'
On Saturday, thousands of Iraqi troops backed by tanks and air power attacked Tikrit from four directions, state TV said.
It said there had been complete success in clearing Isis from the city, with some militant commanders among the 60 killed. It said the other insurgents there had fled.
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“state media say”
The Toyota Tundra factory just got a new order from ISIS, to replace the ones being blown up by the Iraqi Army.
Regardless of who wins in Iraq, it has been undeniably revealed that Obama is a traitor.
There are several long-term players in the region, and the Iraqi government is not one of them.
Russsian AF now flies air cover for Iraqi government with Iraqi insignia over Russian paintjob. There are Russian commandos on the ground too. Looks like Korea.
who is paying for those anyway? they are 50k apiece here in WA.
I wonder if you can order them with the machine gun mounts in the bed or if that is strictly after-market? ;)
I have a feeling you and I paid for those vehicles.
Obamao paid for it.
Too bad Whorealdo or Dan Rather aren’t embedded with the Iraqis.
“and 60 fighters from the Isis militant group killed.”
That is a start.
Both sides lie. They have to. They’re Muslims. Please stay out of it and let them slaughter each other.
I’m feeling Trumanesque about the outcome....
same guys that pay for al quieda.