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Iraqi army bombards IS-stronghold of Tal Afar

Iraqi army bombards IS-stronghold of Tal Afar

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Iraq has begun with a luchtbombardement on Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul that are still in the hands of Islamic State (IS). An attack with ground forces in order to take the city, will begin when the air campaign is over.

That has to a spokesman of the Iraqi ministry of Defence Tuesday to let you know.

The Iraqi authorities had already announced that Tal Afar, located about eighty kilometers west of Mosul, the next target in the war against IS, that, in 2014, seized power in parts of Iraq and Syria.

The zelfverkondigde caliphate of Islamic State suffered last month in a major defeat when Iraqi forces with the help of the USA the IS-stronghold of Mosul after a siege of nine months terugveroverden.

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Iraqi army drives out IS after three years from Mosul

Syria

Also in Syria loses IS the last time fast site. Earlier this month, the Syrian government forces in the town of al-Sukhna on the terrorist group, and also in the province of Hama is progress. Military operations are now focused on taking the city of Raqqa, regarded as a stronghold and the unofficial capital of IS.

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“According to their own ideology to win IS fighters áltijd’

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