Iraqi military battles for control of Tikrit

Army helicopters land in rebel-held city as locals complain that government forces were firing indiscriminately.

    The Iraqi army has launched an assault on the Sunni rebel-held town of Tikrit, a day after releasing video footage of soldiers in control of a strategic northern oil refinery.

    Exclusive video obtained by Al Jazeera shows damage inside the city after reports of Iraqi military helicopters flying commandos into the town.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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