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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.
All 29 neighbourhoods in Tal Afar
have been taken back from the jihadist group after eight days of fighting, the military said in a statement.
, which was home to about 200,000 people, had been under Daesh control since 2014.
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.
Addressing the Iraqi troops in his speech, al-Abadi said, "The whole world is with you." Before the Prime Ministers speech, leaflets with the words "The battle is imminent and the victory is coming, God willing" were dropped in Tal Afar
by Iraqi air force.
An Iraqi aerial offensive on the western city of Tal Afar
, which remains under the control of the Islamic State militia, is currently underway, a military official said Tuesday.
The group, Red Sea Afar
Democratic Organization (RSADO) alleged that at least one was killed and seven others were wounded during recent air strikes by the UAE planes taking off from the Eritrea's port city of Assab in the Danakalia region.
Air Base: Convoys of military vehicles loaded with paramilitary fighters hurtled across desert terrain in northwestern Iraq towards the IS-held city of Tal Afar
, chanting slogans and covering their faces to keep out the dust.
Six weeks into the US-backed offensive on Mosul, Islamic State is fighting in the area of Tal Afar
, 60km to the west, against a coalition of Iranian-backed groups known as Popular Mobilisation.
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