Iraqi Forces Enter First Neighborhoods of Tal Afar


The Iraqi Army troops and the country’s popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi broke through ISIL’s defense lines in several flanks and entered the first neighborhoods of the terrorist-held city of Tal Afar in Northwestern Iraq on Wednesday.

The Iraqi government forces managed to advance against ISIL in the Western part of the town of Tal Afar and reached al-Kafah al-Shamali region, the first region of the city, taking control of it.

In the meantime, the army and Hashd al-Shaabi pushed ISIL back from al-Askari neighborhood in Eastern part of the city.

The army soldiers and Hashd al-Shaabi further pushed forward and captured al-Nour neighborhood.

Also, the village of al-Khan West of Toum and al-Tiniyeh region and South of al-Mahlabiyeh region came under the control of the Iraqi forces.

The army forces and Hashd al-Shaabi also managed to advance against ISIL in al-Khazra neighborhood in the Southern part of Tal Afar.

Reports said on Tuesday that the army and the country’s volunteer forces of Hashd al-Shaabi managed to advance against ISIL terrorists in two flanks, and took control of a strategic road that connects the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar to each other.

The Iraqi soldiers and Hashd al-Shaabi drove ISIL out of the villages of Toumi and Majarin East of Tal Afar after hours of clashes with terrorists.

The Iraqi government forces, meantime, pushed ISIL back from the villages of Rahal, Jabarh, Hossein Idris, al-Mala and al-Majid Southwest of Tal Afar.

Hashed al-Shaabi announced that the Iraqi government forces took control over Mosul-Tal Afar road after they laid siege on al-Mahlabiyeh region and following their advances against ISIL in the Eastern and Southwestern directions of Tal Afar.

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