The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) – in cooperation with local paramilitary forces – are in the process of a large-scale offensive at the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) stronghold of Tikrit in the Salahiddeen Governorate.
With no air support from the Anti-ISIS Coalition, the ISF has still made remarkable progress on both the southern and northern fronts, as they continue to apply pressure on the nearby villages of Al-Dour and Qadisiyah.
Earlier today, the ISF was able to secure the Tikrit Police Academy in the city-center after fierce clashes with the militants of ISIS and their tribal allies.
North of Tikrit, the ISF and their allies were able to liberate most of Qadisiyah, making their way to the vicinity of the imperative Speicher Camp before staking their position a few hundred meters away.
In Al-Dour, ISIS withdrew most of their combatants north, following intense firefights with the ISF and Shi’i paramilitary units inside this vital village located south of Tikrit.
The ISF are attempting to complete the encirclement of Tikrit after they made significant progress east of the city, as they advanced to the Al-‘Ajeeni Oil Fields.