- Yes, threats of terrorism have reached a point where everyone must unite in a firm military response19.7% (202)
- No, we are nowhere near a large-scale world war20.1% (206)
- I believe that the WWIII will be unleashed not by ISIL but by other forces60.1% (614)
The radical Sunni group captured Mosul and Tikrit during its blitz offensive last summer. Iraqi security forces have repeatedly tried to free the hometown of Iraq's toppled leader Saddam Hussein, located some 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Baghdad, but have repeatedly failed.
Ousting the Islamic State from Tikrit would be a major victory for the government forces.