31 Aug '17, 3pm

Iraqi government announces liberation of Tal Afar from Islamic State

Iraqi government announces liberation of Tal Afar from Islamic State

A map of Tal Afar posted on Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) websites. Iraqi prime minister Haider Al-Abadi announced earlier today that Tal Afar has been “liberated” from the Islamic State. “Our brave Armed Forces have liberated Tal Afar and the Iraqi flag is once again flying high in Nineveh province,” Al-Abadi tweeted . “I salute our martyrs, our injured and their families whose sacrifices have made this and other victories possible,” he added . “Nineveh is liberated.” The US echoed Al-Abadi’s announcement, trumpeting the quick progress made by Iraqi forces. “The global Coalition to defeat ISIS congratulates Prime Minister Al-Abadi and all Iraqi Security Forces on their stunning victory in Tal Afar and Northern [Nineveh] Province,” Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a statement. But CJTF-OIR added a cautionary note: “While the cit...

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