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The Battle for Tikrit Enters Its Final Hour

MIN READApr 1, 2015 | 18:43 GMT

Smoke billows over Tikrit as the offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters enters its final stages, March 30.

(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Reinvigorated by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Baghdad's forces begin the final clearance of the remaining Islamic State positions in the city....

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