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Top US General Optimistic About Outcome of Tikrit Battle

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The top U.S. general predicts the one-two punch of Iranian-backed militias and Iraqi government troops will prevail over Islamic State fighters in the unfolding battle for Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown. But U.S. Army Gen. Martin Read More

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