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Tikrit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTikritTik‧rit /tɪˈkriːt/  a town in Iraq, northwest of Baghdad on the Tigris river. It is the place where Saddam Hussein was born and where many of his supporters came from, including important members of his government and soldiers in the Republican Guard. In December 2003, US soldiers found Hussein hiding in Ad Dawr, a town near Tikrit.
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