27 Aug '17, 4pm

Iraqi troops 'liberate' Tal Afar town center

Iraqi troops 'liberate' Tal Afar town center

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi military says it has “fully liberated” Tal Afar’s town center from the Islamic State group. Pockets of resistance remain but the announcement brings Iraqi forces a step closer to taking full control of one of the extremists’ last strongholds in Iraq. A fighter of the Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) runs with an M16 assault rifle during the advance through the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, after the Iraqi government announced the launch of the operation to retake it from Islamic State group control on Aug. 26, 2017. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images) Sunday’s statement says troops have captured all of the town’s neighborhoods but are heading to al-Ayadia district, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) northwest of Tal Afar, to pursue a group of militants who fled. Last Sunday, U.S.-backed Iraqi troops launched a multi-pronged operation to re...

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stripes.com 27 Aug '17, 4pm

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defense.gov 28 Aug '17, 6pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2017 — Iraqi security forces reached the center of Tal Afar and liberated another 60 square kilometer...

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defense.gov 28 Aug '17, 8pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2017 — Iraqi security forces reached the center of Tal Afar and liberated another 60 square kilometer...

Iraqi forces close in on Tal Afar:

Iraqi forces close in on Tal Afar:

militarytimes.com 24 Aug '17, 3pm

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militarytimes.com 27 Aug '17, 2am

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Iraq says Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from Islamic State:

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militarytimes.com 31 Aug '17, 9pm

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globalsecurity.org 21 Aug '17, 11pm

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longwarjournal.org 31 Aug '17, 3pm

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Iraqi Forces Begin Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar

defense.gov 20 Aug '17, 12pm

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smallwarsjournal.com 31 Aug '17, 9pm

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militarytimes.com 21 Aug '17, 2pm

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