Iraqi security forces continue fighting militants

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In Iraq, fighting rages on between government forces and Sunni militants. Sporadic shelling has damaged Tikrit’s teaching hospital as well as nearby shops and a post office as Iraqi forces push to dislodge ISIL militants from the former hometown of dictator Saddam Hussein.

Mobile phone video shot by a freelance cameraman in central Tikrit on Tuesday showed substantial damage, as well as near-deserted streets and buildings.

Meanwhile, Iraq’s prime minister said on Wednesday that an extremist group’s declaration of an Islamic state poses a threat to the entire region

CCTV reporter Tony Cheng who is on the ground in Erbil, and has this report.

Iraqi security forces continue fighting militants

Iraqi security forces continue fighting militants

In Iraq, fighting rages on between government forces and Sunni militants. CCTV reporter Tony Cheng who is on the ground in Erbil, and has this report.
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CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews PJ Crowley, professor at George Washington University’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, to talk about the turmoil in Iraq.

P J Crowley on turmoil in Iraq

P J Crowley on turmoil in Iraq

CCTV's Mike Walter interviews PJ Crowley, professor at George Washington University's Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, to talk about the turmoil in Iraq.
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