|arya||Date: Sunday, 29-June-2014, 12:02 PM | Message # 1|
Police forces are lying in wait, ready to defend Baghdad from the threat of Islamist militant group ISIL who are believed to be just an hour's drive away from the Iraqi capital.
It comes amid reports that a major offensive is underway in Tikrit to recapture the town from the insurgents.
Government forces head for rebel-held city in biggest troop movement yet towards territory held by ISIL and allies. Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad