Iraq: Iraqi forces recapture majority of Tal Afar from IS, authorities announce

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Published on 26 Aug 2017, 20:21
Iraqi forces have seized the majority of Tal Afar from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS), military officials announced on Saturday. Iraqi government troops are said to have driven the militants out from the centre. Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced, Saturday, that 70 percent of the town had been recaptured.

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