Members of the Iraqi security forces fighting the ISIL on the outskirts of Samarra as they advance on Tikrit. Photo: Reuters Members of the Iraqi security forces fighting the ISIL on the outskirts of Samarra as they advance on Tikrit. Photo: Reuters
Members of the Iraqi security forces fighting the ISIL on the outskirts of Samarra as they advance on Tikrit. Photo: Reuters

Iraq boosted by Russian jets as it pursues counter-attack on ISIL militants

Russian ground attack jets arrive in Iraq to bolster army forces loyal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in their offensive to retake the ISIL-occupied city of Tikrit

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Members of the Iraqi security forces fighting the ISIL on the outskirts of Samarra as they advance on Tikrit. Photo: Reuters Members of the Iraqi security forces fighting the ISIL on the outskirts of Samarra as they advance on Tikrit. Photo: Reuters
Members of the Iraqi security forces fighting the ISIL on the outskirts of Samarra as they advance on Tikrit. Photo: Reuters
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