The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have captured the strategic town of Al-‘Alam after ten days of fierce clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

The town of Al-‘Alam is located directly east of Tikrit  and as a result of the ISF’s success, the latter is officially besieged from its eastern perimeter; this leaves ISIS’ forces encircled.

ISIS’ last hope to ending this besiegement by the ISF and their allies is to counter the latter’s advance at Al-Dour, which is located south of Tikrit; however, this endeavor is unlikely to occur due to the ISF’s rapid advance.

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Let the Iraqis find the peace and hope they are so deserving of. We, as Americans that live a pretty good existence even our poor, forget how so many live with absolutely nothing. We are so blessed.