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  Tikrit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tikrit (تكريت, also transliterated as Takrit or Tekrit) is a town in Iraq, located 140 km northwest of Baghdad on the Tigris river (at 34.61°N, 43.68°E).
However, during the subsequent occupation Tikrit became the scene of a number of insurgent attacks against the occupation forces.
In the hit TV series Lost, Sayid Jarrah, a former soldier in the Republican Guard, was born in Tikrit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tikrit   (702 words)

 Forces Make New Foray Into Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq - U.S. Marines battled with the scattered defenders of Saddam Hussein's hometown early Monday as U.S. artillery and warplanes tried to wear down any attempt at a last stand at the Iraqi leader's power base.
Tikrit, 90 miles north of Baghdad, is the last major city with substantial resistance by Iraqi forces.
On the road connecting Tikrit and Tuz Khurmatu in the east, there were many abandoned checkpoints, bunkers and foxholes, as well as an abandoned artillery position.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,FL_tikrit_041403,00.html   (836 words)

 washingtonpost.com: 'Power Center' Beyond Baghdad
Tikrit's 100,000 inhabitants put their special role on display today as the government held a referendum to endorse another seven-year term for Hussein's rule.
Hussein was born in 1937 in the village of Al-Auja, on Tikrit's southern outskirts.
Tikrit was a rough-edged farming and trading town on the banks of the Tigris River until Hussein, who became president in 1979 but was Iraq's behind-the-scenes leader before that, began bestowing his largess on his home town.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A32334-2002Oct15?language=printer   (1186 words)

 Tikrit Falls - War Won
Tikrit is the last major city that had to be taken by US Coalition forces.
Tikrit is at 34 N., for the division of the land, and 43 N., for fulfillment.
Tikrit is at 34 N., for the division of the land, which points to the Middle East peace process.
www.biblenews1.com /history3/20030414.htm   (1199 words)

 CNN.com - Marines advance into Tikrit - Apr. 13, 2003
The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force left Baghdad on Saturday for the 90-mile (144-kilometer) trip to Tikrit, where its mission was to "attack and destroy any type of regime forces in the area," according to U.S. Central Command.
Earlier Sunday, a schoolteacher outside Tikrit told CNN's Brent Sadler that talks were under way as the correspondent assessed whether it was safe for his convoy of seven vehicles to enter Tikrit.
Tikrit is thought to be the heart of Saddam's remaining loyalist support and may have been used to store his weapons.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/04/13/sprj.irq.tikrit/index.html   (655 words)

 Tikrit (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tikrit is 100 miles northwest of Baghdad on the Tigris.
Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti was born on April 28, 1937 to a landless peasant family in the village of al-Awja, on the outskirts of Tikrit.
Salah al Din al Ayubi [Saladin] was born in 1138 in Tikrit.
www.globalsecurity.org.cob-web.org:8888 /military/world/iraq/tikrit.htm   (705 words)

 Clash in Tikrit last major encounter
Tikrit, Iraq — U.S. Marines entered Saddam Hussein's hometown and power base yesterday and clashed with some final vestiges of Iraqi resistance, using air strikes and artillery assaults aimed at overwhelming any plans for a furious last stand.
Tikrit, 90 miles north of Baghdad, is the last major city with organized and substantial resistance by Iraqi forces.
Prior to the Marines' arrival in Tikrit, live footage aired by CNN showed no signs of active Iraqi defenses, suggesting that intensive U.S. air strikes had achieved their intended effect.
archive.recordonline.com /archive/2003/04/14/tikrit2.htm   (533 words)

 USATODAY.com - Car explodes in Tikrit, two Iraqi occupants killed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — An explosive device being transported in a car exploded near a U.S. Army patrol in Tikrit, killing two men in the vehicle — one of them a relative of Saddam Hussein, the military said Sunday.
The men in the car are believed to have been tipped off to the presence of U.S. soldiers patrolling in Tikrit, and the radio-controlled bomb detonated prematurely in their haste to attack them, Russell said.
Tikrit, about 120 miles north of the capital Baghdad, is at the center of the so-called Sunni triangle, a pro-Saddam area where the bulk of insurgent attacks against U.S. troops have occurred.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-01-18-tikrit-blast_x.htm   (435 words)

 CNN.com - Stronghold of Tikrit may be Saddam's last stand - Apr. 11, 2003
Coalition forces facing Tikrit are "trying to judge their strength, trying to judge to what extent they have an integrated air defense, although we think we've taken most of that down," Maj. Gen.
Although coalition forces now pushing toward Tikrit from the north and south, the nature of their final approach is unknown.
Coalition forces found and destroyed five airplanes north of Tikrit "covered in camouflage" Friday, possibly to be used by the regime to escape from Iraq or to deliver weapons of mass destruction, according to Brooks.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/04/11/sprj.irq.tikrit/index.html   (641 words)

 Hussein in Tikrit recently, US believes - The Boston Globe
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein is believed to have been hiding out recently in Tikrit, influencing the anti-American insurgency, the US military said yesterday.
Sunday, one division soldier was killed and another was wounded when their Bradley armored vehicle struck a mine near Beiji, 30 miles north of Tikrit.
If he isn't in Tikrit at the moment, he said, "at the least, he is maintaining a strong influence in the area."
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2003/10/14/hussein_in_tikrit_recently_us_believes   (858 words)

 USATODAY.com - Blast in Tikrit kills two U.S. soldiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — A roadside bomb killed two American soldiers and wounded three others in Saddam Hussein's hometown Saturday, and U.S. forces responded by making several arrests and dispatching troops into the streets in a show of force.
In the Tikrit attack, gunshots were heard near the rear vehicle in a three-Humvee American patrol seconds before a remote-controlled bomb, which included an artillery shell, exploded under the second car, Capt. Tim Crowe told The Associated Press.
Some 700 soldiers from the 18th Regiment arrived in Tikrit within the last month to replace a similar number from the outgoing unit, which has been patrolling the city, 85 miles north of Baghdad, since it fell to U.S. forces in April.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-03-12-tikrit-blast_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA   (777 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Tikrit: Saddam Hussein's home town
Tikrit is the ancestral home city of Saddam Hussein's powerful clan and has enormous psychological importance to the regime.
Many officers in the army and security services are Tikritis, as are a large number of Saddam Hussein's personal elite Special Republican Guards and the Fedayeen, the group of irregulars that has provided much of the resistance to coalition forces.
Tikrit was recently put under the command of the president's younger son, Qusay, who was charged with protecting the heartland of the regime.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2869357.stm   (422 words)

 U.S. troops look to undefeated foe in Tikrit - Greenwich Time
The path to Tikrit, military planners say, could become another "Ambush Alley," the nickname U.S. Marines gave a stretch of road in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah.
Tikrit's residents are mostly Sunni Muslims, and many have tribal and Baath Party ties to Hussein's family.
"Tikrit is definitely a holdout," said David Grange, a retired Army major general and 1991 Persian Gulf war veteran who is now chief operating officer and vice president of the McCormick Tribune Foundation.
www.greenwichtime.com /business/chi-0304100318apr10,0,3666277.story   (1057 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - Capture of Tikrit, 1917
Forming the final notable action presided over by regional British Commander-in-Chief Sir Frederick Stanley Maude - he died of cholera on 18 November (rather than as a result of poisoning, as believed by many) - the Capture of Tikrit was also one of the final significant engagements fought on the Mesopotamian Front.
It was fought in the wake of the decisive combined Anglo-Indian success at the Battle of Ramadi in September 1917.
Maude despatched General Alexander Cobbe at the head of two divisions further up the River Tigris to tackle newly-established Turkish defensive positions some 13km north of Samarrah (itself taken during the year's earlier Spring offensive).
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/tikrit.htm   (371 words)

 Boston.com / War in Iraq
Officials said it was too early to talk of the war to overthrow Saddam being over, despite scenes of jubilation in parts of Baghdad as U.S. forces swept into the capital.
That included Saddam's home city of Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of the capital, where U.S. officials have said resistance could be stiff.
An official at Central Command said the hope was that Tikrit would reach a "tipping point" on its own, at which Saddam's administration would collapse without the fighting U.S. forces faced when taking Baghdad and cities to the south.
www.boston.com /news/daily/09/tikrit.htm   (649 words)

 The Hindu : U.S. forces control Tikrit
The U.S. forces attacked Tikrit from the south, west and north, capturing a key Tigris river bridge in the city centre and securing a presidential palace as they searched for supporters of Mr.
South of Tikrit, the Marines were working to secure the town of Samarra, where seven American prisoners of war were rescued on Sunday and taken to Kuwait for medical treatment.
As the U.S. troops gained control of Tikrit by late afternoon, people began to venture out of their homes and walk in the streets, with families and children.
www.hinduonnet.com /2003/04/15/stories/2003041505170100.htm   (908 words)

 Iraqi National Army vs. Insurgents: Struggle in Tikrit
For the first time since the formation of the new Iraqi Army, a battalion-sized element in Tikrit conducted completely independent operations-from the investigation of 10 fugitives to the swift, covert raid that netted two arrests and an enemy weapons cache.
Tikrit is Saddam Hussein's hometown, and a time-honored breeding ground for anti-democratic movements.
As an Iraqi soldier in Tikrit, you are well trained in the art of conducting stunning, pre-dawn raids, thwarting suicide bombers, and capturing insurgents.
www.kumawar.com /struggleintikrit/overview.php   (434 words)

 The Intelligence Network  : 
NINE severed heads of policemen were found today in the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, a police officer said.
An explosive charge was discovered outside the main mosque in Tikrit, stronghold of Iraq's ousted president Saddam Hussein, the provincial governor told AFP on Sunday.
A US army spokeswoman said on Tuesday the military had no reports of Saddam Hussein hiding in his hometown of Tikrit in northern Iraq, countering a statement by an army officer the previous day that the ousted Iraqi leader was recently in the region.
www.intellnet.org /news/index.html?type=category&value=Tikrit   (533 words)

 Online NewsHour Update: Battle for Tikrit Awaits U.S. Forces -- April 12, 2003
BATTLE FOR TIKRIT AWAITS U.S. The U.S. military cautioned Saturday that taking Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit will not necessarily end the war in Iraq, but according to an article in The Washington Post, the lack of Iraqi defensive preparations in the city may make that effort easier than previously thought.
"Tikrit is not the only place where we believe there is a presence of regime forces or regime leaders or regime activities.
U.S.-led forces have been bombarding Tikrit for weeks, hammering away at what are thought to be among the strongest Republican Guard positions yet seen in Iraq.
www.pbs.org /search/newshour/redir/http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/tikrit_04-12-03.html   (464 words)

 Hussein's hometown of Tikrit could be site of violent last stand - Orlando Sentinel : Technology
While Tikrit was thought to have been lightly defended when the war began, many Iraqi soldiers who abandoned their positions elsewhere are thought to have simply wandered home - which for many is in or near Tikrit.
Hussein is said to have been born in a mud hut in the village of al-Oja, on the outskirts of Tikrit about 100 miles north of Baghdad.
United Nations weapons inspectors have described the outskirts of Tikrit as a long and imposing string of fortified military installations, leading to a city of 30,000 that is dominated by the country's largest and most opulent presidential palace.
orlandosentinel.com /technology/bal-te.tikrit11apr11,0,3330936.story   (961 words)

 Stepping carefully in Saddam’s town - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
Gilbert Nail fires at the IED in Tikrit using an M-16 modified with a laser scope.
TIKRIT, Iraq, Dec. 1 - This weekend’s killings of Japanese and Korean representatives to an Iraq rebuilding conference in Tikrit were a reminder of how dangerous Saddam Hussein’s ancestral homeland remains for coalition partners.
Michael Bressette was one of the squad leaders in a three-Humvee convoy patrolling downtown Tikrit.
msnbc.msn.com /id/3606330   (862 words)

City in Iraq with about 100,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), about 160 km northwest of Baghdad, on the Tigris river.
Tikrit is the home town of Saddam Hussein, and its importance in Saddam Hussein's Iraq has been substantial, as Saddam has recruited many of his closest allies and leaders of the national bureaucracy from the Tikriti clan.
14th century: Tikrit is devastated by the troops of Timur Lenk.
i-cias.com /e.o/tikrit.htm   (97 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Tikrit: Iraq's last stronghold
Tikrit, just 140 kilometres (90 miles) north of Baghdad is the political and sociological centre of gravity of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Tikrit was previously best known as the birthplace of the great Muslim general Saladin who battled the Crusaders during the Middle Ages and ejected them from Jerusalem during the 12th Century.
Saddam Hussein's rule is based upon a tight network of family and clan ties that permeate all of the regime's main military, security and political institutions.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/2941383.stm   (597 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Center Synchronizes Security Force Operations in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq, Oct. 25, 2004 — The Joint Coordination Center here aims to help Iraqis take over their own security by fostering cooperation between Iraqi and multi-national forces.
The center's director reports directly to Tikrit's mayor, and the police chiefs work for the director.
Osamoma, the Tikrit police chief, is a member of the coordination center.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/oct2004/a102504b.html   (505 words)

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