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Iraqi Forces Advance Towards Tal Afar to Cut off Daesh Supply Routes

Iraqi forces have made gains in Iraq's predominantly Turkmen city of Tal Afar, taking the city's military airport and 17 villages.

Army officer Jabar Hasan said the Hashd al-Shaabi has completed the 3rd phase of its military operations west of Mosul; Worldbulltan reported.

The pro-government forces have liberated Tal Afar's military airport and 17 villages, army officer Jabar Hasan said on Sunday.

He said the Hashd Al-Shabi is now awaiting orders from the military to advance into the city, which is currently held by ISIL militants.

Last week, Hashd Al-Shabi said it had cut off roads connecting Syria with Tal Afar.

Source: Al Alam

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