Iraqi forces face tough battle to clear out ISIL from Tal Afar - Yahoo News UK

Hundreds of additional troops have been sent into al-Ayadiya to support Iraqi coalition forces who are facing fierce resistance from ISIL militants. The fighting in the small town 11km north west of Tal Afar has been described by some Iraqi soldiers as ...

Iraqi PM: 'Victory Has Arrived' in Tal Afar Over IS - Voice of America

Iraq's prime minister has declared victory over Islamic State in the city of Tal Afar and the entire province of Nineveh. "Our happiness is complete, victory has arrived and the province of Nineveh is now entirely in the hands of our forces," Prime ...

ISIS loses Tal Afar, Iraq - The News

The Global Coalition to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has announced the collapse of the terrorist group in Tal Afar, Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defence said on Thursday. The coalition congratulated Prime Minister Al-Abadi and all ...

Iraqi Fighters Celebrate Liberation of Tal Afar, Return Home - Sputnik International

A Sputnik correspondent has spoken to Iraqi fighters from Tal Afar who were celebrating the liberation of the city from terrorists and searching for the remains of their houses. The streets of Tal Afar. © Sputnik/ Sara Nureddin. Iraqi Forces Bust Daesh ...

Tal Afar city liberated from IS, says Iraqi PM - NewsPatrolling (press release) (blog)

Baghdad, Aug 31 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday declared full liberation of the city of Tal Afar and surrounding areas from the Islamic State (IS) terror organisation. “Tal Afar has been liberated and the Iraqi flag has risen ...