VIDEO : Iraqi Popular Forces Gain Ground in Tal Afar

Sat Nov 19, 2016 08:26:30

Iraqi Popular Forces push closer to the city of Tal Afar West of Mosul after purging terrorists from all the villages West of the city.

Iraqi Popular Forces said on Friday (November 18) that they have gained control of half of Tal Afar airport and nearby villages.

Tal Afar is an ISIS-held area close to Turkey where a sizeable ethnic Turkmen population lives, which could cause concern in Ankara.

Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary group Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), started the offensive against ISIS positions in Tal Afar, west of Mosul in October, FNA reports.


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