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Islamic gunmen push into Iraq’s Sunni heartland

June 12, 2014
By SAMEER N. YACOUB , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BAGHDAD - Al-Qaida-inspired militants pushed deeper into Iraq's Sunni heartland Wednesday, swiftly conquering Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by U.S. forces.

 
 
 

 

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