Iraqi Declares Tal Afar Town ‘Fully Liberated’ from Islamic State

Iraqi Declares Tal Afar Town ‘Fully Liberated’ from Islamic State

– BAGHDAD – Iraq’s prime minister is declaring the town of Tal Afar “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation. Haider al-Abadi said Thursday that Iraqi troops “eliminated and smashed Daesh terrorists” in al-Ayadia district, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) northwest of Tal Afar, where the militants fled last week. […]