Iraqi government bombs militant-held city of Tikrit

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As fighters have seized city after city, the Iraqi government is trying to demonstrate that the Iraqi military is still having some success.
CCTV’s Tony Cheng is in northern Iraq, with more on the Iraqi airstrikes in the city of Mosul.

Iraqi government bombs Isis-held city of Tikrit

Iraqi government bombs Isis-held city of Tikrit

As fighters have seized city after city, the Iraqi government is trying to demonstrate that the Iraqi military is still having some success. CCTV's Tony Cheng is in northern Iraq, with more on the Iraqi airstrikes in the city of Mosul.
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Another setback for the Shiite government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Sunni militants have rapidly gained ground this weekend capturing two more western border crossings.
Separately, insurgents attacked a funeral near the city of Ramadi on Sunday.
The double-bombing killed at least eight people and injured 13. The funeral was for a senior army officer killed in fighting Friday.
Meantime, Iran’s top cleric is warning against U.S. intervention in Iraq as the top American diplomat tours the region.
CCTV’s Jessica Stone is here with the details.

Iran\'s top cleric warns against U.S. intervention in Iraq

Iran\'s top cleric warns against U.S. intervention in Iraq

Another setback for the Shiite government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Sunni militants have rapidly gained ground this weekend-- capturing two more western border crossings. Separately, insurgents attacked a funeral near the city of Ramadi on Sunday. The double-bombing killed at least eight people and injured 13. The funeral was for a senior army officer killed in fighting Friday. Meantime, Iran's top cleric is warning against U.S. intervention in Iraq as the top American diplomat tours the region. CCTV's Jessica Stone is here with the details.
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For more on the latest in Iraq, CCTV America talks to Daniel Serwer from the Middle East Institute.