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Iraqi girl screams in Tal Afar
An Iraqi girl screams after her parents are killed by U.S. soldiers in Tal Afar
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updated Sun. April 14, 2019

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Since then, forces took back the group's former capital, Mosul, the town of Tal Afar, Kirkuk's Hawija, and each of Annah, Rawa and Qaim in Anbar. The war against IS has displaced nearly five million people, with tens of thousands of civilians and militants killed since the launch of the offensives to recapture ...
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Popular Mobilization Units fighters ride on the back of a truck on their way to fight against Islamic State militants in the airport of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, Iraq. The operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group began Sunday morning, ...

They had been arrested by soldiers while trying to flee Tal Afar, a western city near the border with Syria. They allegedly tried to blend in with hundreds of families fleeing the city as Iraqi forces stormed it to evict Islamic State militants. Next, reading from what he said was their confession to investigators, the ...
Meanwhile, another security source said five women were arrested at Tal Afar district in Mosul while trying to infiltrate into the Iraqi-Syrian border. They were taken to a police station for interrogation, the source told Baghdad Today website. On Tuesday, a security official announced the arrest of wives of ...
The call echoes through the courtyard of a trash-strewn home in Tal Afar, a remote outpost in northern Iraq. It is late September and still hot, the kind of heat that seems to come from all sides, even radiate up from the ground, and the city is empty except for feral dogs and young men with guns. “Habibi!
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces on Thursday discovered underground tunnels and hundreds of rockets belonging to Islamic State militants as they combed areas recaptured from the militant group in Nineveh and Anbar. Interior Ministry spokesman, Saad Maan, said in a press conference that ...

FRANCE 24's special correspondents Abdallah Malkawi, Georges Yazbeck and James Andre entered the city alongside General Jassem, commander of the Iraqi Army unit in charge of Tal Afar, as his men swept the city for remaining IS group fighters. Meanwhile, the local authority is attempting to clear up ...
The majority of Tal Afar's structures are still standing, even if many have been defaced. Compared with the wholesale destruction in the battle to retake Mosul, where the worst-hit neighborhoods resemble the landscape after a 7.0-magnitude quake, the smaller city to the north is largely intact — even if it ...
Now the group is on its back foot with its latest loss, the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, which Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq declared liberated on Thursday. The relatively quick victory in Tal Afar, after an 11-day battle by Iraqi forces backed by American air power, comes on the heels of the grueling ...
Tal Afar and the surrounding area are among the last pockets of ISIL-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in Mosul, the country's second-largest city. The city is located some 70km west of Mosul and about 150km east of the Syrian border, sitting along a major road that was a key ISIL supply route.
Rupert Jones, OIR's deputy commander for strategy and support, briefed Pentagon reporters from Baghdad, announcing that the liberation of Tal Afar and the rest of Ninevah governorate essentially would end ISIS's military presence in northern Iraq. He said all Iraqi security forces branches are taking part ...
Iraqi forces have fought their way into the outskirts of the city of Tal Afar, one of so-called Islamic State's last remaining strongholds in the country. Counter-terrorism units entered the south-western Kifah district on Tuesday, the military said. IS militants responded by firing rockets and deploying suicide car ...
Tal Afar, once a remote military outpost for the Ottoman Empire, fell to the Islamic State in 2014. It was strategically significant for its location along a supply route between Mosul and Syria, where the militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is also on its heels as it defends its de facto capital there, Raqqa.
They had been arrested by soldiers while trying to flee Tal Afar, a western city near the border with Syria. They allegedly tried to blend in with hundreds of families fleeing the city as Iraqi forces stormed it to evict Islamic State militants. Next, reading from what he said was their confession to investigators, the ...
... to stay back as he began walking towards the person, fearing a possible suicide bomber from the ISIS-controlled town of Tal Afar nearby.
Turkey has agreed with the Iraqi Central Government to open another border gate with Iraq through Tal Afar, home to a predominantly ethnic ...
Yildirim also said that Turkey had agreed to open another border gate with Iraq, as part of a route that would lead to the city of Tal Afar, some 40 ...

A tank of Iraqi army fires against Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar, Iraq, August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO ...
Khweis allegedly travelled to multiple safe houses over 10 weeks in early 2016, ultimately stationed in Tal Afar, Iraq. Kurdish Peshmerga ...
The group continues to hold on to the Syrian cities of Deir Ezzor and Mayadin, the Iraqi city of Tal Afar and territory along the Syria-Iraq border.
Nearby Tal Afar, a onetime hotbed of hardliners, was swiftly liberated soon afterwards. Coupled with recent events in Hawija, these losses have ...
TAL AFAR, Iraq - Once home to 200,000 people, Tal Afar sits amid the light-brown plains of northwest Iraq's desert dust. To the east is Mosul, ...
A civil war could erupt over contested city of Kirkuk if disputes concerning the Kurdish referendum go unresolved, according to Iraqi Vice ...
Meantime, Iraqi security officials announced that the ISIL has sent US-made military equipment to Tal Afar region in the last two days to stand ...
"It's the first mass grave of this kind to have been discovered" near Tal Afar, some 70 kilometres west of Mosul, local official Abdelaal Abbas ...
Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have found a mass grave containing relics of Islamic State militants near Tal ...
... a small number from France and Germany, surrendered along with up to 200 men and teenage boys outside Tal Afar, near Mosul, last month.
Iraqi forces advancing toward the village of Ayadiya on Tuesday during an operation to retake the city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State.
During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described the progress in Tal Afar as "excellent", calling it ...
Iraqi forces have fought their way into the outskirts of the city of Tal Afar, one of so-called Islamic State's last remaining strongholds in the ...
Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say.
Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) A drone guided by the U.S.-led coalition killed 12 Islamic State militants near the group's last stronghold west of ...
Fighters from the Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) paramilitaries advance toward the city of Tal Afar, the main remaining stronghold of ...
From the struggle of prolonged urban warfare, to the thrill of victory and the brutal aftermath, VOA brings you to three cities – Mosul and Tal Afar in Iraq and ...
Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have found a mass grave containing relics of Islamic State militants near Tal ...
... a small number from France and Germany, surrendered along with up to 200 men and teenage boys outside Tal Afar, near Mosul, last month.
MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Eight people were killed and 18 others wounded on Sunday when a booby-trapped school building ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Several Islamic State members were arrested as security troops were combing the group's recently lost bastion in ...
Tal Afar, one of the last strongholds of the Islamic State (IS) group, was recaptured by Iraqi forces in August. FRANCE 24 was able to enter the ...
BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces on Monday killed 80 Islamic State (IS) terrorists during a search campaign in the liberated areas near the city of ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdish Peshmerga commanders announced they killed 17 ISIS militants as Iraqi forces continue to find and flush bands of ISIS ...
Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces killed 17 Islamic State militants northwest of Tal Afar, two weeks after the enclave was recaptured by ...
The citadel of the Iraqi city of Tal Afar (Talafer) dating back to the Assyrian period of 700 BCE dominated the city and could be seen from every ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A mass grave composed of relics of fifty persons, with parts of their bodies missing, was found in west of Mosul, an Iraqi ...
Another one of the siblings, Dilşat, reportedly escaped the clashes in Tal Afar and crossed into Raqqa. He reached out to his family some 45 ...
A tank of Iraqi army fires against Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar, Iraq, August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO ...
A tank of Iraqi army fires against Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar, Iraq, August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO ...
TAL AFAR, Iraq — An airstrike left a crater the size of a tennis court in one neighborhood. Artillery punched a gaping hole in the minaret of the ...
Members of the Iraqi Shiite Saraya Al Salam (Peace Brigade) militia take part in a military operation near the city of Samarra city on August 4, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The commander of the Tal Afar operation has said that they have made no deal to transfer ISIS militants from Tal ...


 

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