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Iraq army recaptures military base from ISIL in Tal Afar

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The Iraqi army has reportedly regained control of a military base in the city of Tal Afar west of Mosul in Nineveh province.

Shia volunteers, Sunni tribes and Kurdish Peshmerga forces backed the army in the operations that led to the liberation of the base from the ISIL’s grip on Sunday.

The Iraqi army and Kurdish forces have made major gains in their battle against the Takfiri militants operating in the area in recent days.

On Friday, the Kurdish fighters regained control of the Tal Afar Mountain from the ISIL militants.

Kurdish forces have also made their way into Sinjar in the northwestern part of the country, lifting the months-long siege on the town.

The liberation of the town opened a road for hundreds of Izadi Kurds trapped by ISIL militants on the Mount Sinjar area to leave. Sinjar had been under ISIL siege since August when the extremist group stormed the town in northern Iraq.

Peshmerga troops have recaptured areas close to Syria, namely the border town of Rabia’a, which lies on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

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