A member of the Shiite militias in tal afar
Iraqi troops took full control of the city of tall afar in Nineveh province. About it reports on Saturday, August 26, Sky News Arabia.
“No district in tal afar remains beyond the control of the Iraqi forces,” — said the correspondent of the TV channel.
Town life captured from the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) during fierce fighting. Entered the city, soldiers of the Iraqi army, Federal police counter-terrorism unit, as well as militia fighters.
According to TV channel, at the present time is the operation to search for militants laid explosives and clearing houses. The losses of the parties is not reported. It is noted that in the near future representatives of the Iraqi army will make a formal statement.
In July it was reported that the militants declared tal afar an independent state, thus proclaiming his independence from the so-called Caliphate.
The city is located about 50 kilometers West of Mosul. About the release of the latest from the militants, July 9, announced the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi. Ground military operation began on 17 October 2016. It was attended by units of the regular Iraqi army, the Kurdish militia and formation of volunteers. The international coalition led by the US provided air and artillery support.
Extremist group “Islamic state” (formerly ISIL — the “Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant”) in the summer of 2014 seized part of the territories of Syria and Iraq and declared a Caliphate there. At the same time, a coalition of several dozen States under the auspices of the United States launched a military operation against the militants.