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# tikrit - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city

Forensic teams are examining the remains.

# tikrit - Monday 16 March, 2015

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

# tikrit - Monday 2 March, 2015

Iraqi troops are throwing everything they've got at Islamic State

It’s in a bid to take back the key stronghold of Tikrit.

# tikrit - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

# tikrit - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them

The only pilots with experience of the jets are those from Saddam Hussein’s air force.

# tikrit - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad

They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.

# tikrit - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq

Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence