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VIDEO: Iraq army launches offensive in Tikrit

By Al Jazeera International,  June 28, 2014

AL JAZEERA INTERNATIONAL: The Iraqi army says it has launched a major offensive to retake Tikrit from Sunni rebels, amid conflicting claims over who controls the city’s university. The main ground operation, which began on Saturday, followed heavy fighting in the city between Sunni rebels and Iraqi special forces, who were trying to establish a foothold at the university campus.

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