Trouble with the Fight to win Tikrit

It seems we are having trouble defeating Isis rebels left behind in the abandoned city of Tikrit. Part of the problem are the extensive mine fields everywhere in the approaches to the city. Part of the problem are the efficient ISIS snipers who remain behind. Our allies attacking Tikrit are taking comparatively heavy casualties. We have been trying for days now but can’t take the town. See this article by Loveday in the Washington Post:

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