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Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units head towards the multi-ethnic Iraqi city of Tikrit, on March 17, 2015 after recapturing the town of Al-Alam from Islamic State (IS) fighters earlier in the month. Loyalists had already failed three times to retake the nearby city of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, which was captured by IS last summer. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images
Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units head towards the multi-ethnic Iraqi city of Tikrit, on March 17, 2015 after recapturing the town of Al-Alam from Islamic State (IS) fighters earlier in the month. Loyalists had already failed three times to retake the nearby city of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, which was captured by IS last summer. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi citizens return to town after ISIS driven out

As some Iraqis escape the besieged city of Tikrit, others in the area return home as the battle lines began to fall. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Iraqi citizens return to town after ISIS driven out

As some Iraqis escape the besieged city of Tikrit, others in the area return home as the battle lines began to fall. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.