Iraqi forces have staged Sunday morning to counter attack on Saddam Hussein ‘s hometown, Tikrit, which was taken over by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS). Meanwhile, the Government has received the first fighter planes sent by Russia to support Baghdad in its offensive against Sunni insurgents, who have weeks taking control of both major Iraqi cities and border areas of the country.
Security sources have said that on Saturday arrived in the country five Sukhoi fighter jets, previously acquired by the Iraqi government in a deal worth $500 million, as reported by the BBC. However, Russian news agencies reported landing a dozen planes in Iraqi airports.
Given the existential battles between security forces and Sunni rebels, Iraqi political parties and world powers have warned that unless the cities that lost to the insurgents and quickly form a government that includes different communities in Iraq, the country could disintegrate into sectarian factions and threaten the entire Middle East.
This Sunday, the government aircraft bombed Tikrit in air strikes and clashes took place throughout the city. So what witnesses have reported Agence France Presse, which ensures that thousands of troops have advanced in the most ambitious operation that has been carried out since the beginning of the invasion of ISIS. The militants have already invaded five provinces of the country in recent weeks.
World leaders, alarmed by recent developments in Iraq, have insisted on an acceleration of the formation of a unity government after the elections last April, and have warned that it is impossible that the conflict can be resolved militarily. But at the same time that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki recognizes that a political solution, the security spokesman, Lt. Gen. Qassem Atta discloses the success of the recent operation in Tikrit is necessary. “Security forces are moving in different areas. Clashes are taking place,” Atta said Sunday morning.