Iraqi forces regain full control of Tal Afar

Iraqi troops flash the victory sign during the advance through the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, after the Iraqi government announced an operation to retake it from the Islamic State (ISIS) on Aug. 27, 2017. Iraqi forces, backed by local militia and a U.S.-led coalition, liberated Tel Afar, a month after taking control of Mosul. Photo by Ali Bayaty/UPI

Aug. 27 (UPI) — Iraqi forces regained total control of the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State on Sunday, Joint Operations command said.

“By God, it is victory…100 percent liberated,” the War Media Cell, the Joint Operations Command’s media service, posted on its Facebook page. The word “liberated” in Arabic was stamped on a map of Tal Afar.


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