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Tikrit is a city in Salahadin province of Iraq where at least 80% majority is Sunni. Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq through April 2003 was born there; he considered it his hometown. He was actually born in a village on the outskirts of Tikrit, however in a part of Tikrit municipality.

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December 30 2008, US soldier killed in Tikrit, retaliation for Saddam's death on december 30 2006, 2 years anniversary shooting!