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Iraq seizes districts from ISIS’ on Tikrit advance

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A force of about 35,000 troops and militia are said to be attacking on different fronts, backed by air strikes from Iraqi jets. A commander of Iran Revolutionary Guards is taking part in the operation, a Shia militia commander told the UTV.Tikrit, north of the capital Baghdad, fell to IS militants last June. Security sources told the BBC that pro-government troops had seized control of the two districts of al-Tin, near Tikrit university north-east of the city, and the district of al-Abeid, in the west.

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