Iraq: Army Launches Offensive In Tikrit

June 28, 2014 | 1155 GMT
The Iraq army launched an offensive June 28 to take back Tikrit from rebels led by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, Al Jazeera reported. Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Baghdad said that the Iraqi army had secured Tikrit University and had armored divisions moving toward Tikrit from Samarra. However, the rebels said they had repelled the government’s attack.