This is coolbert:
Good news at last! The Iraqi has regained his senses and demonstrating that ISIL is not omnipotent. Let us hope this is true!
"Iraqi forces retake Tikrit base"
"IRAQI special forces secured full control of a crucial former US military base on the outskirts of Tikrit, officials said yesterday."
"Camp Speicher, the headquarters for US forces in northern Iraq during the 2003 invasion and subsequent war, has become a focal point in the fight between Iraqi forces and Islamist militants."
Be clear this is not Tikrit itself but a nearby military base now in the hands of the friendlies. NO MORE than that at this point.