With officials touting victory in a month-long battle, state television said Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi was visiting the city, which the Islamist militants captured last June as they seized most of Iraq's Sunni territories.
Many tunnels have been discovered in Anbar province, an Iraqi govt official says.
Statement by Iraqi PM says Iraqi security forces captured western and southern parts of Tikrit.
Ban ki Moon expresses concern for Iraqi refugees
Masoud Barzani says Kurdistan Regional Government will back Iraqi troops in an attack on ISIL’s largest stronghold in Iraq.
The secretary general's visit comes as Iraq remains mired in war with the militant group ISIL, which occupies nearly one-third of the country.
Iraqi MP Aydin Maruf calls for arming of Sunni tribes to participate in Tikrit military operation against ISIL
Prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani has said that situation of Shiite militias who fight against ISIL in Iraq, should review.
19 air strikes on ISIL targets occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
According to an Iraqi deputy minister, ISIL is selling Iraqi artifacts to Europe buyers and using such sales to generate money for the armed group.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari pays first visit to Damascus since assuming office last year
According to Iraqi government sources, at least 24 ISIL members killed attacks in Anbar province.
Iranian advisers have coordinated operations on ground with Iran-backed Shi'ite militias fighting with Iraqi forces
The United States and its allies targeted ISIL in nine air strikes in Iraq and Syria
Government expressed its condolences to families of victims and promised to eliminate Daesh with its peshmerga forces.
Iraqi central government has armed Iraqi Turkmens in northern province of Kirkuk.
ISIL lost control of 31 villages and three towns in Kirkuk province in past week.
According to Kuwaiti news agency KUNA, three civilians were killed and four others were wounded in explosion near Kuwaiti border.
Parts of Sunni-majority city under control of Shiite groups that have backed Iraqi troops in taking Tikrit back from ISIL.
The over five thousand people who lost their lives in the chemical bombing attacks 27 years ago were commemorated.
The tomb of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has received heavy damage in the ongoing conflict in Tikrit.