Tal Afar fully liberated from ISIL terrorists

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TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – Brigadier General reports that Iraqi government forces liberated city of Tal Afar from ISIL militants.

Iraqi city of Tal Afar has been fully liberated from militants of ISIL terrorist group, told to Sputnik Major General Najim Abed al-Jubouri, commander of the Nineveh operations center on Saturday.

"On the [Tal Afar] city plan, nothing is left [seized by terrorists], the cleanup is underway," Jubouri said.

On August 20, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced that the Iraqi government forces started the military offensive aimed at retaking Tal Afar, which is located 30 miles away from recently liberated Mosul. The city is the last major ISIL stronghold near the Iraqi-Syrian border.

SPUTNIK/MNA

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