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Tikrit:

  • Saddam Hussein's home town and power base was the last key town to remain under Iraqi control

  • BBC correspondents said that the fall of Kirkuk and Mosul opened up more avenues from which to attack the town

  • As efforts focused on Tikirt, fierce fighting was reported on the town's outskirts, and it came under heavy bombardment by US air strikes

  • The US military said marines who entered the town met "patchy" there before seizing it on 14 April
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