Iraqi military clashes with militants outside city of insurgent-held city of Tikrit

  • by: SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 19, 2014 - 11:25 AM

BAGHDAD — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

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