The Iraqi Army’s 4th Motorized Division has continued its siege of the vital city of Tikrit in the Salahiddeen Governorate, killing a multitude of Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) fighters over the last 2 days. According to a military source, the Iraqi Army has blockaded much of the city, besieging ISIS positions from 3 sides, while Coalition airstrikes weaken the fighters inside Tikrit.
Violent firefights were reported near the University of Tikrit, where the Iraqi Army carried out a series of attacks on ISIS positions on the outskirts of this area. 13 ISIS fighters were killed and another 11 were wounded by the Iraqi Army. Fighting was also reported near the Tigris River inside the city of Tikrit, resulting in the death 3 Iraqi Army soldiers and 8 ISIS fighters. The Iraqi Army continues to face fierce opposition from ISIS fighters inside the city; however, local tribes have assisted the former by carrying out raids of their own and targeting ISIS convoys.
ISIS fighters that possessed identification:
1. ‘Abdullah Al-Nishawa’a
2. Dari Al-Daleemi
3. Yahi Al-‘Ataawi
4. Mazher Shalaash Al-‘Ubeidi