The US starts feeding intelligence to Iran-led forces in Tikrit

The United States Monday began providing Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State in Tikrit with critical surveillance and reconnaissance intelligence support, a Defense Department official disclosed. This was in response to a request for American assistance from the Iraqi government to support the stalled Iraqi offensive for retaking the city with the help of Shiite militias and Iranian military. The type of intelligence was not specified but ISR – intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance – usually refers to video material gathered by drones or manned aircraft.

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