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#Tikrit

From TheJournal.ie Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city Tikrit

Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city

Forensic teams are examining the remains.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there Tikrit

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops are throwing everything they've got at Islamic State Stronghold

Iraqi troops are throwing everything they've got at Islamic State

It’s in a bid to take back the key stronghold of Tikrit.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown Iraq

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them Insurgency

Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them

The only pilots with experience of the jets are those from Saddam Hussein’s air force.

From TheJournal.ie Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad Iraq

Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad

They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.

From TheJournal.ie At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq Iraq

At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq

Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence