27 Aug '17, 4pm

Iraqi military reclaims city of Tal Afar after rapid ISIS collapse:

TAL AFAR, Iraq — Iraq's military fully reclaimed this northern city from the Islamic State on Sunday in a rapid campaign that defied expectations that the extremist group would put up a fierce resistance in one of its last major strongholds. The battle for Tal Afar, which lasted just eight days, highlighted the diminished capabilities of ISIS in Iraq a month after it lost the key bastion of Mosul to a coalition of Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and is likely to determine how future fights against the militant group will be executed. Senior Iraqi military officers said the group has lost the will to fight in the face of a motivated and increasingly more professional military and are advocating that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi authorize his armed forces to launch simultaneous battles for the last major cities that ISIS controls Since ISIS took over nearly one-...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/iraqi-military-r...

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Iraqi troops 'liberate' Tal Afar town center

Iraqi troops 'liberate' Tal Afar town center

militarytimes.com 27 Aug '17, 4pm

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi military says it has “fully liberated” Tal Afar’s town center from the Islamic State group. Pockets of...

Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Tal Afar; Syrian D...

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...

Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Tal Afar; Syrian D...

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...

Authorities were continuing to look for more gr...

stripes.com 26 Aug '17, 11am

BAGHDAD — Iraqi military investigators said Friday they have discovered two mass graves near a former Islamic State group ...

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militarytimes.com 27 Aug '17, 2am

In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 photo, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, right, walks beside Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Ob...

Iraqi forces close in on Tal Afar:

Iraqi forces close in on Tal Afar:

militarytimes.com 24 Aug '17, 3pm

HALABIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi forces made significant progress as they closed in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, wes...

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria...

defense.gov 26 Aug '17, 12pm

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 26, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...

Iraqi government announces liberation of Tal Afar from Islamic State

Iraqi government announces liberation of Tal Af...

longwarjournal.org 31 Aug '17, 3pm

A map of Tal Afar posted on Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) websites. Iraqi prime minister Haider Al-Abadi announced ear...

Cease-fires in battle against ISIS on Lebanon-Syria border

Cease-fires in battle against ISIS on Lebanon-S...

militarytimes.com 27 Aug '17, 5pm

In this photo released Aug. 23, 2017, by the Lebanese Army official website, Lebanese soldiers sit a top armored personnel...

Strikes Continue in Effort to Defeat ISIS in Sy...

defense.gov 27 Aug '17, 12pm

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 27, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...

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

Iraq says Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from Islam...

militarytimes.com 31 Aug '17, 9pm

A fighter from the Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) fires towards jihadist positions as they advance inside a...

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Iraqi forces battling to retake the small town of al-’Ayadiya where militants fleeing Tal Afar have entrenched themselves,...

Iraqi Forces Begin Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar

defense.gov 20 Aug '17, 12pm

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 20, 2017 — Iraqi security forces have begun their offensive to liberate the city of Tal Afar from the...

Iraqi troops push into ISIS-held town west of M...

militarytimes.com 23 Aug '17, 3am

BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops on Tuesday reached the first urban areas of the northern town of Tal Afar on the third day of a mul...