The recapture of Tal Afar
was made possible with the help of Iraqi army soldiers, Federal Police Force, Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units - commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Shaabi and the Interior Ministry's elite rapid response forces, Abadi added.
In the upcoming period, bringing to justice the perpetrators of DEASH atrocities in Tal Afar
and their proper retribution; establishment of control in the town by legitimate Iraqi security forces and the people of Tal Afar
themselves instead of militia groups who act according to their own agenda; elimination of the problems which paved the way for the emergence of DEASH and other radical organizations, as well as rapid stabilization and reconstruction of Tal Afar
will be of vital importance.
With the fall of Tal Afar
, all of Ninevah province is "in the hands of our brave troops," he said.
was captured by the extremists on June 16, 2014, after a two-day battle and it was used as a supply route between Syria and the former ISIS stronghold of Mosul.
The offensive on Tal Afar
, which lies on the supply route between Syria and the former Daesh stronghold of Mosul, started on Aug.
Black smoke filled the air yesterday after an explosion rocked a rebel-held area of Tal Afar
, which lies on the supply route between Syria and the former IS stronghold of Mosul, 50 miles to the east.
is a town located in around 43 miles west of Mosul which was the center of all activities of ISIS, according to (https://www.
A planned ground offensive on Tel Afar
had not begun, he added.
RSADO is strongly outraged by the series of deliberate deadly aerial attacks on a Red Sea Afar
civilian fishing Boat inside Eritrean territorial water by UAE Forces stationed in Assab-Dankalia Region in Eritrea," the group said
Cutting the western road to Tal Afar
would seal off Mosul as the city is already surrounded to the north, south and east by Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday raised concerns about the advance of a Shi'ite militia towards the Tal Afar
district of Iraq's Mosul province.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkmen children who had to flee from their hometown due to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) capture of a predominantly Turkmen town, Tal Afar
, in Iraq have been struggling to stay alive in desert areas of the Middle East.
Dubai Iraqi forces were preparing to fight insurgents for control of the key northern city of Tal Afar
SUNNI militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar
yesterday, its mayor and residents said, the latest blow to the nation's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swathe of territory in the country's north.
people are Sunni Muslims who number about 1,500,000 spread throughout Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.