Middle East

Iraq Starts Offensive to Take Back Tal Afar From Islamic State

Iraqi government forces supported by fighters from the Abbas Brigade, which fights under the umbrella of the Shiite popular mobilisation units, advance towards the city of Tal Afar, the main remaining stronghold of the Islamic State group, after the government announced the beginning of an operation to retake it from the jihadists on August 20, 2017.  (MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi government forces supported by fighters from the Abbas Brigade, which fights under the umbrella of the Shiite popular mobilisation units, advance towards the city of Tal Afar, the main remaining stronghold of the Islamic State group, after the government announced the beginning of an operation to retake it from the jihadists on August 20, 2017. (MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq – Iraqi security forces launched an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar on Sunday, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat...




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