Iraqi army recaptures highway near Tikrit

Highway linking Tiktrit and Baghdad, and villages alongside it, are reclaimed by Iraqi forces after battles with ISIL.

    The fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is happening on many fronts, with the Iraqi army launching an offensive in northern Iraq in an effort to take back the city of Tikrit.

    The military has been trying to secure the main highway from Baghdad to the oil-rich city of Baiji. Tikrit lies on that route, and together with Baiji is among the army's key goals.

    Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive access to the operation which began on Monday.

    Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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