BBC NEWS: Fresh fighting around Iraq’s Tikrit

Fresh clashes have been reported between jihadist-led Sunni rebels and government forces around the Iraqi city of Tikrit. Witnesses said there had been a wave of air strikes and that former President Saddam Hussein's palace had been hit. A local source told the BBC the rebels had meanwhile seized parts of a nearby military base in a counter-attack. It comes a day after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) announced the creation of a "caliphate". READ OF THIS STORY

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