Published on 20 Aug 2017 Sections , ,

Iraqi forces launch operation to take back the city of Tal Afar

US-backed Iraqi forces have launched a major operation to retake the city of Tal Afar – one of the last cities still held by the Islamic State group in Iraq. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told IS fighters still in the city west of Mosul – they have a choice – ‘surrender or die’.

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