U.S. ground forces swarmed the city of Tikrit Monday, backed by warplanes and attack helicopters as they worked to rout resistance in Saddam Hussein's ancestral home, believed to be the last major stronghold of regime supporters.
U.S. forces have met some resistance from Iraqi fighters as they push into Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the last major city not yet controlled by the coalition.
United States Marines found seven soldiers captured as prisoners of war alive and safe on the road between Baghdad and Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, U.S. Central Command said Sunday.
The U.S. military cautioned Saturday that taking Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit will not necessarily end the war in Iraq.
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