Large-scale Iraqi Shiite forces stand ready to retake Tikrit

Western military sources reported Monday that large numbers of Iraqi Shiite militiamen are gathering in Samarra ready to advance on Tikrit 64 km to the north and retake it from ISIS occupation. They report that Iran’s Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani is in Samarra, ready to lead the offensive, in the hope of success after several failed bids to recover the town. 

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