Iraqi security troops, backed by Shia, Sunni volunteers and tribal forces, have reportedly entered the strategic city of Tikrit from multiple directions, reports say.
Iraqi forces have reportedly taken control of the al-Qadisiyah neighborhood from ISIL Takfiri terrorists. The Takfiris are now besieged in the center of the city.
According to reports, the streets of Tikrit have been covered with dead bodies of the ISIL terrorists. Some of the terrorists were killed by the Iraqi forces, while others were executed by their fellow Takfiris for fleeing the battle.
In a statement, the Tikrit tribesman have announced that they too are participating in the fight to push out the Takfiris from Tikrit.