Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul


Iraqi forces on Sunday launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, after ousting the jihadists from Mosul last month. Tal Afar lies around 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of second city Mosul, which Iraqi forces recaptured in early July in a major blow to the jihadists. In…


Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul
Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

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