Iraqi Forces To Take Tikrit From IS In 1 Week

Iraqi forces has reiterated its plans and hope to retake the city of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS) within a week, a commander disclosed to journalists. The head of a Shia militia brigade, fighting alongside government forces, said that IS militants still held about 70% of Tikrit’s town centre.

Jonathan Assures Nigerians On Boko Haram War

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President Goodluck Jonathan has addressed Nigerians over the on-going war between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram forces in the Northern part of Nigeria. In a post on Facebook President Jonathan said the fight against Boko Haram was now at a critical stage.