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Iraq retakes historic district in city of Tal Afar

Baghdad, Aug 26, Iraqi counter terrorism organization forces on Saturday recaptured center of Tal Afar, city located northwestern of Iraq, the liberation operation command said.

Iraqi Police and Popular Mobilization Forces have accomplished their mission completely, liberation operation command said in a statement referring to the liberation of the historic citadel in the center of the Iraqi city.

Now, after recapture of the center of Tal Afar, full liberation of the city seems to be imminent, the statement said.

The operation to recapture Tal Afar has been started on August 20. The city has a population of 200,000 people.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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