March 11, 2015
Backed by Shiite volunteers, Iraqi Army soldiers enter the town of al-Dour, an ISIS stronghold 20km south of central Tikrit, and the same place Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a hole.
The video shows the soldiers driving through the town in tanks and armored vehicles. It also shows an ISIS "Media Access Point" or media outlet where they used to distribute Islamist books, prints and CDs. Inside the shop, soldiers found leftover books and CDs as well as numerous explosives left by the jihadists.
There is also shots of buildings with ISIS graffiti sprayed on the walls and reading "Property of the Caliphate".
Abu al-Kassem, Militia Field Commander: 02:23- 03:11 “At 07:00 this morning, we started the operation "We Obey You, O Mahdi.” We took over the center of ad-Dour city. As you can see, we are in ad-Dour district. We will start purging these houses. We faced some obstacles set up by ISIS fighters, but they were very easy for us to overcome. We defeated them and killed those who confronted us. We are carrying on with the liberation. God willing, when we fulfill… we already fulfilled [this operation]. God willing, we will cleanse this area entirely of booby traps or explosive belts. We will cleanse the last piece of Iraqi territories.”