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Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi advances southeast of ISIS bastion

14 November 2016 21:19



Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units) launched the 3rd phase of their Tal ‘Afar offensive on Monday, targeting the western countryside of the provincial capital.

Hashd Al-Sha’abi began the day by liberating the village of Sirwal after overrunning the Islamic State’s defenses west of Mosul.

Following the liberation of Sirwal, Hashd Al-Sha’abi reportedly captured the village of Tal Al-Rakraak, which is located 30km east of Tal ‘Afar and just west of Mosul.

The Iraqi forces are now attacking the nearby village of Nizarah, as they attempt to liberate one of the last villages under the Islamic State’s control east of Tal ‘Afar.

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