August 19, 2014
Iraqi Army soldiers clash with ISIS militants in the Oja neighborhood of Tikrit, north of Baghdad.
Fighting with the help of the Shiite Abu al-Fadel al-Abbas brigade, the Iraqi Army launched an assault against ISIS to retake Tikrit, the largest city of Salahuddine province.
Extremist fighters of the "Islamic State" seized control over Tikrit in mid June, 2014.
The assault was repelled by strong ISIS defenses, leading Iraqi Army forces and the Abu al-Fadel al-Abbas brigade to retreat.